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 6320


For groups (10+) bookings please send a request to:


Opening hours

Opening hours

Sept-May 13:00-17:00

June-August 10:00-17:00

daily guided tours at 13:00

Christmas & New Year

Closed 24-26 Dec and 31 Dec-1 Jan.

Guided tours on 24 and 26 Dec at 1 PM


Maundy Thursday 13:00-17:00

Good Friday - closed

Easter Sunday - closed

Easter Monday 13:00-17:00




2,050 ISK

Children (0-17 years)

Free admission


Free admission

Students with student card

1,260 ISK

Reykjavík Culture Year Pass

7,100 ISK

City Card holders

Free admission

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