Gljúfrasteinn was the home and workplace of Halldór Laxness (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955) and his family for more than half a century. It has now been opened to the public as a museum, unchanged from when Laxness lived there.
In the reception building you can watch a multimedia presentation dedicated to Laxness’s life and work. Tickets for admission, books and souvenirs are also sold there. In the beautiful countryside right next to Gljúfrasteinn, visitors can take walks as part of their visit, to see where Laxness spent his childhood and, in later life, sought his inspiration.
Gljúfrasteinn hosts a concert every sunday at 16.00 during the summer. Admission is 1.500 ISK.
Summer (June 1st – August 31st)
Every day 9.00 – 17.00
Winter (September 1 st – May 31st)
Tuesdays to Sundays 10.00 – 17.00
Adults: ISK 800
Children under 18: free
Tour guides and tourist offices receive a 10% discount.
Audio guides of the house are available in Icelandic, English, German, Swedish and Danish, and an illustrated guide in French.
For further information or booking of tours tel: 586 8066 or e-mail: gljufrasteinn [hjá] gljufrasteinn.is
Gljúfrasteinn was the home and workplace of Halldór Laxness (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955) and his family for more than half a century, in 2004 it opened to the public as a museum.