The history of Reykholt spans over a thousand years. Reykholt is most notable for being the home of the poet Snorri Sturluson(1179-1241), the author two of the greatest works of Icelandic literature, the Prose Edda and the chronicle of Norwegian kings; Heimskringla. Snorrastofa is the cultural center located in the age-old home of Snorri at Reykholt. Snorrastofa houses research, lectures, exhibitions, and tours. Also worth noting is the Snorralaug, the hot spring pool that Snorri used to unwind in after writing, this perhaps is the oldest hot tub in Iceland.