Renovation at Snartarstadir
Friday, 29 July 2011 12:46

On the 1st of June the Northern Þingeyjarsýsla heritage Museum was reopened after extensive renovation. We have now opened a coffeshop and a special room for the children on the ground floor.


It is ideal to stop by at the museum, examine a unique collection of local handicrafts abnd enjoy a good cup of coffe while the children explore the kidsroom.

The exhibition is open daily from 13:00 - 17:00 and admission is free.

Emigrates from Þingeyjarsýsla to North America 1860-1920
Tuesday, 19 July 2011 10:56

On 1st of June Eysteinn Tryggvason gave the District Archives his manuscript "Þingyeskir Vesturfara á árunum 1860 til 1920" (Emigrates from Þingeyjarsýsla to North America 1860-1920) for preservation.  

Eysteinn has spent the last few years gathering information about 2.377 idividuals from Þingeyjarsýsla that emigrated to North America.









The photographer Bárður Sigurðsson
Monday, 04 July 2011 09:35

On Friday the 8th of July an exhibition of photographs by Bárður Sigurðsson will be opened on the 3rd floor in the Culture House.

The photographs document the daily life at lake Mývatn from the early 20th century onwards and provide a unique insight into the Icelandic farming community and culture.


Bárður specialised in making stereoscopy photographs and was the leading producer in those kind of photographs in Iceland.


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