In the period of 1947-1967 a local farmer in Selárdalur, Samuel Jónsson, built a church, an art museum and outdoor art pieces, all on his own. Samuel is often referred to as the artist with the child’s heart. He created his own fantastic world consisting of creatures and miniature versions of famous buildings, such as St. Peter´s church in Rome, the Alhambra palace and the fountains of Rome, all made out of poured concrete.
After decades of neglect, these edifices have recently been restored and painted. Today these artefacts form a small museum devoted to the spirit of the man who, even though he never travelled outside his home region, had aspirations to do great things.