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Matthiasarhus

Eyrarlandsvegur 3, Akureyri, Iceland
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Ranked #13 of 14 Attractions in Akureyri
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I thought it was a really pretty design. They made this little tiered garden you can walk up and down. There are benches above the waterfall that you can sit on and just watch the town below. The house wasn't open the day we went but you can still admire the quaint cottage architecture.

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Akureyri, Iceland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

5 star for historic value but maybe not that interesting for foreigners not knowing anything about icelandic history. As an icelander I love this house and just spending time in the very same house as Matthías Jochumsson, a well known priest, poem and a caracter in the 19th century and beginning of the 20th. He´s the author of the lyrics... More 

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