Kjarvalshvammur

  • Kjarvalshvammur

Kjarvalshvammur is a peaceful little haven, located at road 94 beside the Selfljt river south of Ketilsstair farm in Hjaltastaaingh. There is a small cabin and a boathouse both of which belonged to Icelands master painter Jhannes S. Kjarval (1889 1972). Kjarval spent two summers there in a tent and just before 1950, the farmer at Ketilsstair presented him a small piece of the land and built the cabin which still stands there today. This was the only real estate Kjarval ever owned. He often stayed there for extended periods and painted some of his most famous paintings there.

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  • Kjarvalshvammur

    Kjarvalshvammur. A peaceful little haven, located at road 94 beside the Selfljt river south of Ketilsstair farm on the way out Hrasfli. Here still stands a small cabin and a boathouse both of which belonged to Icelands master painter Jhannes S. Kjarval (1889 -1972) .When this master painter had spent two summers here a tent, just before 1950, the farmer at Ketilsstair presented him the piece of land in question and built the cabin which still stands. This was the only real estate Kjarval ever owned. He often stayed here for extended periods, producing some of his most famous paintings. The boathouse still shelters Kjarvals little dinghy on which he descended the river out to sea, sailing as far as the village ofBorgarfjrur Eystriin 1957.

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