Laxnes is a horse
farm in the Mosfellsdalur Valley, where the renowned author Halldor
Kiljan Laxnes (1902-1998) was partly brought up.
He later added the name of the farm to his.
His work has been translated into many foreign languages.
He received the Stalin Price for literature in 1953 and two years
later the Nobel Price. After
1945, he made his home again in Laxnes and called his house
“Gljufrasteinn”. In 2001 his
widow donated their home to the government and it was decided to turn it
into a museum to commemorate the author.
The horse rental at the
Laxnes farm offers short and long riding tours through the beautiful and
interesting landscapes of the surrounding area. It
is the oldest horse rental in the vicinity of the capital area, founded
in 1968, and
boasts of the longest experience.
the primary sources for of the Halldor Kiljan Laxnes’ novel “The
Iceland Bell.” Laxnes is Iceland’s Nobel Prize Winner for literature
and this novel is probably his most popular and widely read work
domestically and elsewhere: