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The House of Shark-Jörundur

Jörundur Jónsson, called Shark-Jörundur, built the house in 1885-86, using timber from Norwegian ships which ran ashore at Hrísey in 1884. In 1917 the house was moved down the hill, to its current site, but a statue of Shark-Jörundur commemorates the spot where the house was originally build.

The house now holds an exhibition and items related to shark fishing as well as the history of the island. You will also find The Tourist Information Center in Hrísey there and a popular tractor-trailer tour ends in front of the house.

Hours of Operation:
Summer: Open daily 13:00 - 17:00
Winter: by appointment

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The House of Shark-Jörundur

Norðurvegur 3

GPS Points N65° 58' 43.633" W18° 22' 30.378"
Telephone

695-0077

Website hrisey.is
Opening period All year
Categories Museums , Exhibitions

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