Reykholt and Snorralaug

Extending the Reykjanes Ridge mathematically, it does cross the most powerful low temperature geothermal area of Iceland of Reykholtsdalur. A division line is found under the farm Reykholt.

The position of Reykholt and some other scenic areas.

The pool at Reykholt is quite famous. Snorri Sturluson, the most famous writer of Iceland, lived there in the 13th century.


The hot water flows into the pool Snorralaug, translated as Snorri’s Pool, from the hotspring Skrifla.


The system was quite advanced, because steam was led from this hotspring through a pipeline into Snorri’s farm, heating the floor inside it.

Snorri Sturluson was the richest and most powerful man in Iceland, and did choose a fabulous place as his home.

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