Saturday, 3 June 2017

Saturday, 3 June - Snorralaug, Reykholt

One of Iceland’s most famous historic monuments is Snorralaug, or Snorri’s Pool.
Landnámabók states that there was a hot pool in Reykholt in the 10th century.  In the 13th century, the area had become the property of the church, and had become the home of Snorri Sturluson (more about Snorri in Unit 8). 

The floor of the pool is original, but the upper part was reconstructed in the middle of the 19th century.

The second photo shows the inflow of water from the hot spring Skrifla.

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