About Gljúfrasteinn

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.

Tours 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

Opening hours

Summer (June 1st – August 31st)
Every day 9.00 – 17.00


Winter (September 1 st – May 31st)
Tuesdays to Sundays 10.00 – 16.00
Closed during weekends from November until the end of February but group tours are available by appointment.