History Museums Churches Niche Museums The Westfjords West of Iceland

The Jón Sigurdsson Museum

Hrafnseyri in Arnarfjörður, in the Westfjords of Iceland, is the birthplace of Jón Sigurðsson (1811-1879), the leader of Iceland’s struggle for independence from Danish rule in the 19th century. Jón’s life goal was to liberate the country from Danish rule. His name will always be linked to the establishment of the Icelandic state, and after his death in 1879, he became a symbol of the Icelandic nation. A replica of his childhood turf home is situated in Hrafnseyri. The area also features a charming wooden church, which was consecrated in 1886.

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