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All reviews turf houses gift shop icelandic history interesting view self guided tour cafe next door earlier times last century timber building small cemetery closed for the season folk museum beautiful place to visit admission fee on display great museum beautiful church
Very disappointed to drive out to this and find it closed. There was no update on trip advisor or other internet sites about it closing for the season, in fact, it says it is open daily. We really wanted to see the sod house and...More
This was a very interesting stop. The farmhouse is well cared for and decorated with period furniture, which I had not expected. The gift shop was also well stocked and had some of the lowest prices we saw in Iceland.
The Old Farmhouse Laufas is a unique way to see how some Icelandic people lived in the mid 19th century. The entrance fee was reasonable with senior rates. It is a self guided tour through the turf houses and church. Read the signage which comes...More
If you are driveing east from Akureyri to Mývatn and want to see an old farmhouse, this is the place.
When there look at the material the houses are made of. It is turf (soil). Look how the turf is layed out.
One thing you...More
If you have an interest in history, this is for you. Each part of the house is build of turf blocks set in a stunning herringbone style. The accommodation is modular and as more space was needed a new module was added. Constructed in 1866...More
This is a marvelous example of a timber framed turf house. The house has been rebuilt and reconfigured as needed throughout the 1800's and was last inhabited in 1936. The five gable ends protruding from the earth hide an incredible labyrinth of rooms, 11 in...More
We had planned to visit here depending on our timing and we're really glad we did. It was a different visit than many of the hikes we did while in Iceland. This offered us a tremendous insight into Icelandic life in the 19th and early...More
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We went with Celebrity and took a private tour so cannot help you specifically. There is more than one location of 'turfed houses' . If you want to visit these particular ones you will need to contact RCI. Enjoy your trip... More
We went with Celebrity and took a private tour so cannot help you specifically. There is more than one location of 'turfed houses' . If you want to visit these particular ones you will need to contact RCI. Enjoy your trip - it is spectacular.