Information about Laxnes

Laxnes is a farm in Mosfellsdalur Valley. Nobel author Halldor Laxness was partly brought up here and adopted the farm's name as his surname.

Laxness later moved back to Laxnes and made his home in a new house he called Gljufrasteinn, which now functions as a museum in his memory. Laxnes has a hotel and a horse rental, taking you through the beautiful landscape of the valley.

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Mosfellsdalur

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Stig Nygaard. Mosfellsdalur is a valley, located approximately 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Iceland&rs...

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Gljufrasteinn

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Capital Region

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Varmá

Photo from: Sea Trout, Char and Salmon | River Fishing Day Tour Varmá ('Warm River') is a small river located just near the town ...

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Mosfellsbær

Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo Credit: OddurBen Mosfellsbær, colloquially known as “The Green Town”, is a town in southwes...

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Hafravatn

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Úlfarsfell

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Esjan

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Skalafell

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Þerneyjarsund

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Móskarðshnjúkar

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Lundey

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Hólmsheiði

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Rauðhólar

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit: TommyZ The Rauðhólar ("The Red Hills") is what is left of a group of pseudocraters on the s...

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Hengill

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Viðey

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Árbæjarsafn

Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit: Ymblanter. Árbæjarsafn is an open-air museum in Reykjavík dedicated to providing guests...

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Imagine Peace Tower

The Imagine Peace Tower is a memorial to John Lennon from Yoko Ono, located on the island of Viðey, just off the coast of Reykjavík. She ...

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Valshamar

Valshamar is a vertical cliff in Hvalfjordur in Southwest Iceland, highly popular for rock climbing. The cliff is bolted and offers many great routes...

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Þórufoss

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Anna Jonna Ármannsdóttir. Þórufoss is an 18 m (62 ft) high waterfall found e...

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