Þórbergssetur opened on 1st of July in 2006 at the farm Hali in southeast Iceland. It was built in the memory of the author Þórbergur Þórðarson, who was born at the site. The centre houses a restaurant, souvenir shop and two exhibition spaces. One of the exhibition spaces is used for various exhibitions, with the other offers a retrospective of the life of the author. With impressive displays evoking impressions of past ages, it tells the story of Þórbergur’s life, from his childhood to his twilight years in postwar Reykjavík. The exhibition does not only provide an overview of an extraordinary artistic career, it also tells a larger story of the changes emerging in Iceland society in the twentieth century.
The Hornafjordur Art Museum is situated at the heart of Hofn, and during summer it mainly exhibits works of Svavar Guðnason, however, in the winter the museum focuses on other various artists. Svavar Guðnason is well known and his work present a strong connection between his hometown Hofn and the area of Vatnajokull glacier.