Snorri's pool, Reykholt, Iceland
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Reykholt

Iceland

The village of Reykholt in western Iceland, with a population of just 60 people, is nevertheless home to numerous natural wonders and a rich history worth discovering.

Reykholt is best known among locals as the hometown of Snorri Sturluson, an important Icelandic poet and politician during the Middle Ages whose work has had a huge impact on the cultural history of the region.

A geothermally heated pool in the village where the poet used to swim has been named after him (Snorralaug).

Things to do in Reykholt

Reykholt is small, but it's still worth taking the time to see it because of its cultural and historical importance.

One of the top things to do in Reykholt is to view Snorri's pool, the aforementioned hot spring. Though visitors unfortunately aren't able to swim in it, it's nonetheless an interesting site and considered to be the oldest human-used hot spring in the country.

For a bit of culture, take a trip to Snorrastofa, a cultural centre and institute for research in medieval studies.