Þingholtsstræti 9 21.07.2005 to 01.01.2015

Living and playing

The carpenter Helgi Jonsson built the house by Thingholtsstraeti 9 in 1846 and lived there with his family.

Lifað og leikið

His sons Jonas and Helgi took an active part in the music scene in Reykjavik and founded for example The Harp choir and The trumpet association of Reykjavik. The exhibition does good justice to the brothers, as well as Gudrun Danielsdottir, a teacher who lived in the house for nearly 60 years, longer than anybody else. In this little house they also had girl dances which very lively. The visitors will be able to learn more about these girl dances but they also held chief dances, labour dances, school dances and the royal dance in 1874.



Árbær Open Air Museum


110 Reykjavík

Tel: (+354) 411 6304


Opening hours

Opening hours

September - May

Open daily 13:00 - 17:00

June - August

Open daily 10:00 - 17:00.

Daily guided tours in English, all year round, at 13:00 except Good Friday, Easter Sunday, 25 Dec & 1 Jan. No booking necessary.

Easter Holidays

Good Friday & Easter Sunday closed.

Christmas & New Year

24 Dec only guided tour at 13:00, 25 Dec closed, 26 Dec only guided tour at 13:00, 31 Dec only guided tour 13:00, 1 Jan closed.

Guided tours in English for groups (10+) are available throughout the year by appointment.





1,740 ISK

Children (0-17 years)

Free admission


Free admission

Students with student card

1,120 ISK

Reykjavík Culture Year Pass

6,500 ISK

City Card holders

Free admission

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