Museum of Jon Sigurdsson

The village of Hrafnseyri in Arnafjordur Fjord is the birthplace of Jon Sigurdsson who is regarded as Iceland’s champion to the nationalist cause. The small turf farmhouse museum and chapel there are a remake of his childhood home and are dedicated to his memory.

Iceland declared independence from Danish rule in 1944 and National Independence Day is celebrated on June 17th because it is the birthday of Jon Sigurdsson.