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Reykholt

(rāk`hôlt'), farm, SW Iceland, famous since the Middle Ages as the home of the historian Snorri SturlusonSnorri Sturluson or Sturleson
, 1178–1241, Icelandic chieftain, historian, critic, and saga teller, the leading figure in medieval Norse literature.
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, author of the Prose Edda (see EddaEdda
, title applied to two distinct works in Old Icelandic. The Poetic Edda, or Elder Edda, is a collection (late 13th cent.) of 34 mythological and heroic lays, most of which were composed c.800–c.1200, probably in Iceland or W Norway.
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But with the help of automatic lighting and geothermal heat, the Frioheimar greenhouse in Reykholt, Iceland, manages to keep tomatoes thriving year-round, producing 370 tons of fruit annually--about 16 percent of the tomatoes Iceland's populace consumes per year.
Nearby is Reykholt, the Viking farm where Snorri Sturlusson wrote down the first recorded sagas in the 13th century, preserving the culture of the early Norse.
An hour from Reykjavik, the Bubble is in a forest near Reykholt. The good news is that it has a comfy double bed and air blowers to heat it; the bad news is that there is an outdoor toilet (brrr).
We had already visited other historical places that day: Egill Skallagrimsson's farm at Borg, Snorri Sturlusson's home at Reykholt. Our bus arrived at our final stop, a tourist center, where we huddled together against a sudden shower of cold summer rain.
The 25 essays are revised from presentations at an August 2011 workshop at Reykholt, Iceland, the second of three workshops in a transnational project on the realm of Norway as a political system 1270-1400.