Gúttó

Gúttó

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Suðurgata 7

When the Good Templars Hall was built in 1886 it was considered to be a very large building – it could accommodate 300 people when the population of Hafnarfjördur was only just over 400. It was the first public hall in the town, and for a long time it was the centre of cultural and social activity in Hafnarfjördur. Apart from gatherings of the Good Templars’ Order, the hall was the venue for meetings and entertainments held by many other associations. The first meeting of the Hafnarfjördur Town Council was held there. The building now houses an exhibition entitled „Gúttó – The House of the Templars and cradle of social and cultural life for 130 years.“ The exhibition deals with the history of the Templars and activities in the House over the years.

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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
Bookless Bungalow

Bookless Bungalow

The Bookless Bungalow was built in 1918. It was the residence of Harry and Douglas Bookless, Scottish brothers

  • Closed over the winter time.
  • Vesturgata 32
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…

  • Open in summer
  • Vesturgata 6
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