The Jón Sigurdsson Museum

Located in the stunning Arnarfjörður in the West Fjords, Hrafnseyri celebrates the life and work of Jón Sigurðsson (1811-1879), the leader of the 19th century Icelandic Independence movement, who was born and raised at the farm. In 2011, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Jon’s birth, a new exhibition, “For the Good of the Nation – Jón Sigurðsson 1811-1879”, opened up at Hrafnseyri.

 The old turf house on site, which is a copy of the house in which Jón grew up, has been restored and there, visitors can enjoy coffee, cakes and waffles. A special program is always held at Hrafnseyri on June 17, Jón’s birthday and Iceland’s independence day.

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Opening Hours

Open daily: 1 June - 8 September

11:00 - 18:00