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Address: Eyrarlandsvegur 3, Akureyri, Iceland

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A little very nice place to visit when in Akureyri. Lovely gardens out the front with waterfall and a nice location in the downtown area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

A little very nice place to visit when in Akureyri. Lovely gardens out the front with waterfall and a nice location in the downtown area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The house was well tended, had information that provided a detailed glimpse into the past, and was quite interesting. The person manning the desk was willing to answer questions. The information about the work done on the northern lights was quite informative.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We walked past this pretty house with a waterfall stairway without realising its significance. When we researched later we found it was the home of local poet whose memory is very close to the hearts of the Icelandic people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 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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