Gljufrasteinn was the home and workplace of the Nobel Prize winner, author Halldor Kiljan Laxness and his family for over 50 years.
The house which was built in 1945 is a good example of a 20th century Icelandic cultural home and has remained unchanged since the writer lived there.
Gljufrasteinn is now a museum with audio-guides in Icelandic, English, Swedish and German. There is a souvenir shop and multimedia show in the reception.
This is a perfect resting place en-route to West Iceland or to Thingvellir.
There are music recitals every Sunday during summer. Readings of Icelandic authors on the weekends in December.