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Laxness Museum – Gljúfrasteinn

Gljúfrasteinn – Laxness Museum Gljúfrasteinn was the home of writer Halldór Laxness (Nobel Prize in Literature 1955) and his family. The house has now been converted into a museum, where the author´s home is preserved just as it was when he lived and worked there.

The garden at Gljúfrasteinn is open to public and a number of pleasant walks can be made in the vicinity.

Audio tours of the house are available in Icelandic, English, German, Swedish and Danish. A folder is available in French, with detailed information about the house, objects and works of art.

Opening hours Week days: Saturdays: Sundays:
June 1st – August 31st: 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00
September 1st – May 31st: 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00

During winter the museum is closed on Mondays.

Closed during weekends from November until the end of February but group tours are available by appointment.

The Museum at Gljúfrasteinn is closed until 1st June 2016 because of a renovation.

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Gljúfrasteinn 270 Mosfellsbær

+354 586 8066



Open all year round.