Hjörleifur Stefánsson (Iceland)

Storytelling at Frank Duff's Lounge

A highlight of this year's YARN Festival, join us in Frank Duff's Lounge for an evening of tales from Iceland.

Hjörleifur Stefánsson was born in western Iceland in the middle of second hay harvest in August 1979. He is a farmer, innkeeper, carpenter and a fan of all things brewed.

Hjörleifur grew up on a farm with his grandparents living a stone’s throw away on the next farm over. He was served stories of old Iceland as well as poems and songs along with his porridge for years, his grandparents being storytellers by nature.

Hjörleifur has collected and shared tales for years, both with his kids, audiences and his sheep. Giants, trolls, hidden people and ghosts are his companions as well as Icelanders of the past and their traditions of song and stories.