Nonni’s House


In the oldest part of Akureyri you will find one of the hidden gems of the town, “Nonni’s House,” the childhood home of the writer and Jesuit priest Jón Sveinsson, “Nonni;” where he lived  until going to France to study to be a Jesuit priest in 1870 – 12 years old. Nonni never returned but his adventures as a boy became an inspiration for his stories published in over 40 countries around the world, in such diverse languages as Chinese and Esperanto. Built in 1850, Nonni´s house is amongst Akureyri’s oldest houses and is furnished accordingly with artefacts from Nonni’s life and books from around the world. Books by Jón Sveinsson in several languages are sold at the museum.

Aðalstræti 54, Akureyri
+354 462 3555 / 462 4162

Open: Jun—Aug | Daily 10-17

Adults (18+) 1200 ISK Groups (10+) 960 ISK
Day Pass 2000 ISK – Annual Pass 3000 ISK
Free bus no. 1 / 20 minutes walk from town center