Welcome to Hrafnseyri!
The birthplace of Jón Sigurðsson (1811-1879)
A new exhibition, “For the Good of the Nation – Jón Sigurðsson 1811-1879“ was opened on the Icelandic National Day, the 17th of June, 2011, due to the Bicentenary of the birth of Jón Sigurðsson, who was the leader of the Icelandic campaign for self-determination in the 19th century.
The exhibition is open every day from
June 1st. – August 31st.
Opening hours: 10 – 18
|67 years old and older, handicapped and group of 10 people or more||600 kr -per person|
|16 years and younger||0 kr|
Phone: 456 8260 og 845 5518
Coffee is served in the turf house
Director: Valdimar J. Halldórsson
Phone: 845 5518
An introduction to Jón Sigurðsson, the national hero of Iceland
This English version is aimed to give foreigners a general idea of who Jón Sigurðsson was. The text excerpts here are not a direct translation from the icelandic pages as they are more detailed. Learn about a newly published translation of Jón's biography in one of these pages. Learn why Jón was always referred to as "president". The people of Iceland celebrate Jón's birthday every year, as the National day of Iceland. The Republic of Iceland was also founded on his birthday on June 17th 1944.