Reykholt is a small village in Borgarfjörður in West Iceland about 30 minutes from the town Borgarnes. Reykholt is one of Iceland’s most renowned historical site and was the home of Snorri Sturluson from 1206-1241. Snorri Sturlusson was a historian, poet and a politician. He wrote some of the most known literary works of the Middle Ages in Iceland including Snorra-Edda, Heimskringla - a history of the Norwegian kings and Egil’s Saga.
Snorrastofa is located on the ground floor of Reykholt’s church and provides services and education for visitors. There is also an exhibition dedicated to Snorri Sturluson and it is possible to get guided tours about Snorri and the area. Remains from Snorri’s farm can still be visited at Reykholt and an old geothermal pool called Snorralaug can be found there.
Reykholt is located about 1 hour and 20 minute drive (101 km) from Reykjavík. Take Ring Road nr. 1 towards the town Borgarnes. Before the town take road nr. 50 and then it is approximately 30 minutes drive to Reykholt.
From Reykholt it is only about 20 minutes drive to Hraunfoss and Barnafoss waterfalls and about 40 minutes to Surtshellir and Víðgelmir caves. On the way it is also interesting to stop at Deildartunguhver hot spring.