Sívertsens-húsið

Sívertsens-húsið

Opening hours

Weekends 11:00 - 17:00

Vesturgata 6

Sívertsen’s House is the oldest house in Hafnarfjörður, built in 1803-1805 by Bjarni Sívertsen. He was a great entrepreneur in Hafnarfjörður between 1794 and 1830, a merchant who owned a fishing business and shipyard in town. Bjarni was one of the first Icelanders to get a trade license in Iceland after the Danish trade monopoly ended, and has been given the title “The Father of Hafnarfjörður.” The house has been restored to its original state and shows how an upper-class family in Hafnarfjörður lived at the beginning of the 19th century, while a light is shed on the interesting story of Bjarni Sívertsen and his family.

More exhibitions

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
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…

  • 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