The Poet’s Path

Walk in the inspiring footsteps of Iceland’s Nobel Prize-winning literary giant: Halldor Laxness.

The Poet’s Path

Historic locations. Literary inspirations.

4-5 hours | ISK 187,000 for 2 people

4-5 hours | ISK 210,000 for 4 people

Departing from the Retreat, you’ll travel by chauffeur-driven sedan to Gljúfrasteinn, the home of Nobel Prize-winning author Halldór Laxness. Converted into a museum in 2004, Gljúfrasteinn remains unchanged from the days when Laxness was a resident. After exploring Gljúfrasteinn, you’ll take a leisurely hike along the river Kaldakvísl to the entrancing Helgufoss waterfall for a picnic prepared by the Retreat’s culinary team. Laxness often traveled this route seeking inspiration, which is why it has become known as the Poet’s Path.

Available May 1 to September 30.


  • Transfers

  • Museum admission with audio guide

  • Picnic box with Champagne

Norðurljósavegur 9 240 Grindavík Show on map Offices: Urriðaholtsstræti 2 210 Garðabær Show on map

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