The relatives of the poet David Stefansson from Fagriskogur bequeathed to Akureyri Municipality the house at 6 Bjarkarstigur which the poet built and lived in until his death in 1964. His living quarters are on the upper floor of the house, preserved in the same condition as when he lived in the house. This area contains the poet´s library, impressive in quality and number of volumes.
On the lower floor is an apartment reserved for free use by artists and scholars on the sole condition that those who stay there are supposed to present in some form, here in Akureyri, the work they are engaged in within their field of artistic or scholarly expertise, in co-operation with the cultural representative of Akureyri Municipality on each occasion as is specified in the agreement on the use of the Davíð Stefansson Museum. The cultural affairs committee of Akureyri Municipality is in charge of processing applications for the use of the apartment.
Open from 1.6-31.8 – 900 krn entrance fee. Mon-Fri. 13.00-17.00.
10-15 min. walking distance from the town center. With bus, take bus number 3 or 4 and go out on Thorunnarstraeti/Hamarstigur.