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  Sigurhæðir and waterfall
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  • Sigurhæðir and waterfall - Akureyri
      Sigurhæðir and waterfall
    by travelfrosch
  • Sigurhæðir - Akureyri

Sigurhæðir is the former home of Icelandic poet Matthías Jochumsson, author of the the Icelandic National Anthem. It has been turned into a museum on Icelandic verbal arts, open from June to August. Entry is Kr 300.

I suspect the subtleties of Icelandic poetry would have been lost on me, though I did enjoy looking at the artificial waterfall attached to the property. The mirror-like quality of the water flow was quite striking.

Address: Eyrarlandsvegi 3, IS-600 Akureyri
Directions: Behind the Akureyrarkirkja on the right. You can also look up at it (and its waterfall) from Hafnarstræti, about a block from the bus station
othercontact: skaldhus.akureyri.is (Icelandic)
Phone: 4626648
Website: http://www.nat.is/Museums/akureyri_sigurhaedir.htm

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 3, 2007
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