Gröndalshús

Museum in Old Reykjavík

The small, red former home of writer, illustrator and naturalist Benedikt Gröndal beautifully evokes turn-of-the-century Reykjavic life. Gröndal lived here from 1880 to 1907 and exhibits include his famous Fauna of Iceland collection of colour drawings. Look out for the majestic Great Auk, a flightless bird hunted to extinction by the mid-19th century.

Gröndalshús opened in 2017 to promote Reykjavík’s status as a Unesco City of Literature.


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