Literary websites

icelandic literary websites:

Icelandic Literature Center

The role of the Center is to raise awareness of Icelandic literature, both in Iceland and abroad, and to promote its distribution. Here, you will find information about translators of Icelandic literature, translations, grants and more.

Druslubækur og doðrantar

A blogsite with writings about literature, written about a group of Icelandic women with a wide and varied interest in literature. In Icelandic. 


The University of Iceland's School of Humanities online magazine. In Icelandic. Articles on literature and culture, videos, web-lectures and more. 

Tímarit Máls og menningar

In Icelandic. TMM is one of the oldest literary magazines in Iceland, first published in 1938. The magzine's website contains articles on literature and culture in Icelandic as well as theatre and book reviews. 

Websites about individual authors:

Halldór Laxness

Gljúfrasteinn in Mosfellsdalur valley, close to Reykjavík, was the home of Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness for more than half a century. It was opened as a museum dedicated to the writer and his work in 2004. On Gljúfrasteinn's website, you will find information about Halldór Laxness in English and Icelandic. 

Halldór Laxness and the nobel prize

The Icelandic Broadcasting Company RÚV and the Reykjavík Museum of Photography host a website dedicated to the 1955 Nobel prize. In Icelandic.

Gunnar Gunnarsson

The House of writer Gunnar Gunnarsson, Skriðuklaustur in east Iceland, hosts a website in English and Icelandic about the writer and his work. 

Hallgrímur Pétursson

The Icelandic Broadcasting Company RÚV hosts a website about poet Hallgrímur Pétursson and his Hymns of the Passsion. Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavík is dedicated to the poet. The webpage is in Icelandic. 

Jónas Hallgrímsson

The National Library of Iceland hosts a website about poet Jónas Hallgrímsson and his work. In Icelandic.

Jónas Hallgrímsson, pOETRY WEB

A website dedicated to the poetry of Jónas Hallgrímsson and other Icelandic nature poetry. In Icelandic. 

Þórbergur Þórðarson

Thorbergur centre of culture in Hali in the district Sudursveit of Southeast Iceland is dedicated to the life and work of writer Þórbergur Þórðarson. Þórbergur Þórðarson, essayist, parodist, lyric poet, folklorist, autobiographer, storyteller, polemist, is a great and original writer who evades simple classifications, because, ultimately, his distinction rests on a unique personality.  The website is in English and Icelandic.