Bookless Bungalow

Bookless Bungalow

Opening hours

Closed over the winter time.

Vesturgata 32

The Bookless Bungalow was built in 1918. It was the residence of Harry and Douglas Bookless, Scottish brothers who ran an extensive fisheries operation based in Hafnarfjördur in the first half of the 20th century. The highly influential brothers were the largest employers in the town for many years. Their company, Bookless Bros, was eventually taken over by another British company, Hellyer Bros Ltd from Hull.

The new owners continued to operate a flourishing business for some time. The building was reopened after refurbishment in 2008. It now houses an exhibition describing the period of foreign fisheries operations in Hafnarfjördur during the first half of the 20th century. The Bookless brothers’ drawing room has also been restored.

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Pakkhúsið

Pakkhúsið

There are usually three exhibitions running concurrently at Pakkhúsið, a permanent exhibition on the history of Hafnarfjörður, an exhibition of…

  • Weekends 11:00 – 17:00
  • Vesturgata 6
Sívertsens-húsið

Sívertsens-húsið

Sívertsen’s House is the oldest house in Hafnarfjörður, built in 1803-1805 by Bjarni Sívertsen.

  • Weekends 11:00 - 17:00
  • Vesturgata 6
Siggubær

Siggubær

The seaman Erlendur Marteinsson built Sigga’s house in 1902. His daughter, Sigríður (Sigga) Erlendsdóttir, was 10 years old when she…

  • Closed over the winter time.
  • Kirkjuvegur 10
Beggubúð

Beggubúð

Beggubúð is the location of the Museum of Commerce, part of Hafnarfjördur Museum. The building was constructed in 1906 on…

  • Closed over the winter time
  • Vesturgata 6
Gúttó

Gúttó

When the Good Templars Hall was built in 1886 it was considered to be a very large building – it…

  • Contact us
  • Suðurgata 7
Strandstígur

Strandstígur

This path around the harbour passes one of Hafnarfjördur Museum’s exhibition centres. The centre houses collections of photographs depicting the…

  • Always open
  • Strandstígur