The poet Steinn Steinarr was born in Nauteyrarhreppur parish 13 October 1908. He is considered the most important modernist poet in Iceland. An exhibition was opened about Steinn Steinarr, in Steinn Steinarr house, close to Nauteyri (just 4 km from the main road), in 2015, shedding some 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, his studies in Saurbær with poet and teacher Jóhannes úr Kötlum, Steinarr´s first attempts writing poetry, his studies at Núpur in Dýrafjörður, his life as a freelance worker, publications of his poems, the original edition of The Time and the Water, his encounter and life with Ásthildur Björnsdóttir, their travels, his effect on young poets, his last years and a lot more. The exhibition is both in Icelandic and English.
A caféteria is open in Steinn Steinarr House 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. For further information please call: +354 898 9300 or check steinnsteinarr.is.
Steinshús – Nauteyri,
Tel.: +354 822 1508