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The Old Farmhouse Laufas

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This was a very interesting stop. The farmhouse is well cared for and decorated with period... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Youngstown, Ohio
Great way to see Icelandic History

The Old Farmhouse Laufas is a unique way to see how some Icelandic people lived in the mid 19th... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Judy H
Sylvania, Ohio
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Is-601, Akureyri, Iceland
+354 463 3196
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 6 October 2018

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.

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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We almost didn't go here, and I'm very glad we did. It's definitely worth a trip: it was interesting and informative.

Thank m3j9d14
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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

Thank Kjartan H
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank RL K
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We we amazed at how Icelanders lived last century... A tourist spot not to be missed the entrance fee was minimal and the entrance guy was most helpful

Thank Jandmb255060
Reviewed 4 August 2018

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

Thank Mariellen S
Reviewed 31 July 2018

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

Thank mclbteitelbaum
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We enjoy visiting these old houses.The church is very beautiful. The weather was good and this turn very atractive place.

Thank José S
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18 July 2016|
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Response from johnny-glen | Reviewed this property |
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
3 February 2015|
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Response from Patricia W | Reviewed this property |
The Farmhouse is a car ride away from the ships docking area . You would have to book a private trip or use a local taxi company .