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. 

Hours of Operation:
Summer: Open from June 15th 14:00 - 17:00 closed from August 21st
Winter: by appointment email