The Beloved Romantic Poet
In the green hills of Akureyri is a house with the exciting history and unique atmosphere of the 1960s. Built in 1944 by one of Iceland’s most loved poets and writers, Davíð Stefánsson, Davíð’s House was the poet’s home until his death in 1964. Born on a farm just outside Akureyri, Davíð spent most of his life in Akureyri, working as a librarian alongside his writing. He was one of the most popular poets of the 20th century in Iceland, had a taste for the finer things in life and was an enthusiastic collector of art and books. His apartment stands as a testament to his taste; full of books, art and other personal articles, just as he left it in 1964.
Davíð’s House is a listed building of which entrance is included in Akureyri Museum’s 24-hour pass.
Bjarkarstígur 6, Akureyri
+354 462 4162 | www.minjasafnid.is
Open: Only accessible with a guide – book at minjasafnid.is or by phone. Guided tours Tuesday-Saturday.
5 min. walk from the Municipal Library.
10 min. walk from town centre.