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The Home Region of Jón Árnason

The Research Centre works in cooperation with the municipalities of Skagaströnd and Skagabyggð on creating a website and mobile app for tourists about folklorist Jón Árnason (1819–1888) and his collection of folk tales.

Jón, the Icelandic version of the German Grimm brothers, was born and raised in the Skagaströnd region and many of the tales in his five volume collection of Icelandic Folk Tales originate from there. The website and mobile app will guide tourists to locations in the region connected to Jón and his folk tales.