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Beautiful garden and house, with viewing as part of the Historic Trial

The garden is worth viewing on its own but probably only needs around fifteen minutes to take it... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
gavin22y
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London, United Kingdom
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Nice

A little very nice place to visit when in Akureyri. Lovely gardens out the front with waterfall and... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2015
rhthomas1980
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Cairns, Australia
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Sep 9, 2018
“Beautiful garden and house, with viewing as part of the Historic Trial”
Oct 5, 2015
“Nice”
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

The garden is worth viewing on its own but probably only needs around fifteen minutes to take it all in. My recommendation head along to the helpful tourist information centre first and grab a free copy of the Historic Buildings and Art Trials map. There...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gavin22y
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.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank rhthomas1980
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.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Kathy334
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.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Linda A
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...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank IOGWFH
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...More

Date of experience: August 2011
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