Sívertsens 

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Sívertsen’s House is the oldest house in Hafnarfjörður, built in 1803-1805 by Bjarni Sívertsen. He was a great entrepreneur in Hafnarfjörður between 1794 and 1830, a merchant who owned a fishing business and shipyard in town. Bjarni was one of the first Icelanders to get a trade license in Iceland after the Danish trade monopoly ended, and has been given the title “The Father of Hafnarfjörður.” The house has been restored to its original state and shows how an upper-class family in Hafnarfjörður lived at the beginning of the 19th century, while a light is shed on the interesting story of Bjarni Sívertsen and his family. utospaޣ0u=�