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Steinshús is an homage to the poet Steinn Steinarr, born in Nauteyrarhreppur parish October 13, 1908. Steinn is considered the most important modernist poet in Icelandic history. The exhibition, which opened in 2015, sheds light on the origins of the poet in Ísafjarðardjúp Bay, how his family was split up, his first encounters with poetry with Stefán from Hvítadalur as well as his studies in Saurbær with poet and teacher Jóhannes úr Kötlum. The museum showcases Steinn’s first attempts at writing poetry, his studies at Núpur in Dýrafjörður, his life as a freelance worker, and publications of his poems, along with his encounter and life with Ásthildur Björnsdóttir. The exhibition is both in Icelandic and English.

The Steinn Steinarr House plays host to a café for three months during the summer, offering traditional Icelandic lamb soup as well as coffee, hot chocolate, home-baked bread, cakes, and waffles. Locally-made jams, soaps, creams, and crafts are also on sale. Free WiFi on site. For further information call: +354 898 9300 or visit steinnsteinarr.is.

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