Some say that people can see all the threads of Icelandic sagas through the history of development in Reykholt.
The most famous inhabitant of Reykholt is without doubt the saga writer and historian Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241). He was a chieftain and legislator, a man of wealth and power as well as a widely acclaimed Icelandic writer.
Snorrastofa, culture and medieval center, in Reykholt founded in memory of famous Snorri Sturluson. A culture- and medieval center provide information to tourists in the area as well as managing various research projects.
Reykholt has been a church site since the early years of Christianity in Iceland. The new church in Reykholt built in the years 1988-1996 was consecrated by the ordained bishop of Iceland on St. Olafs Day 1996.