Openings hours

The house is only open by appointment or for literary events. Group visits are avalible by appointment only. 

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Gröndal‘s House – A Writer’s Home in the Heart of the Old Town

Gröndalshús is the charming former home of writer, illustrator and scholar Benedikt Gröndal (1826-1907). This house in the heart of the old town in Reykjavík has now been renovated and opened as a cultural house and residency, run by the Reykjavík City of Literature. 

The ground floor houses a residency flat for visiting writers and scholars, the main floor an event space, and the top floor workspaces for local writers and scholars. 

The dining room and exhibiton room can also be booked for meetings, and writers and other artists that are interested in hosting small public events in Benedikt's parlours can contact us at