Kaldalón fjord and composer Kaldalóns
The composer Sigvaldi Kaldalóns (1881-1946) is one of Iceland´s most admired composers. Kaldalóns was a doctor in the Nauteyrarhreppur parish, one of the remotest regions in the country, in the years 1910-1921. He resided in the farm Ármúli, near to the Kaldalón fjord and took the name Kaldalóns from that fjord. During his stay in Ármúli Kaldalóns composed many of his best known songs (that have recently been published), like Hamraborgin, Ég lít í anda liðna tíð, Þú eina hjartans yndið mitt and more. The origins of these songs are the intent of the exhibition together with the routes of the doctor Kaldalóns across Kaldalón and over the glacier Drangajoekull. The nature and landscape in Ísafjardardjúp bay play a big role in the compositions of Sigvaldi Kaldalóns.