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Nupsstadur Farm and Church

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Skaftarhreppur, Vik, Iceland
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There is a large unfriendly sign and block to the road leading to these saying PRIVATE PROPERTY... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
For the pics

We just stopped by to take the pictures of this place because of the grassy roofs. I did not go... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Skaftarhreppur, Vik, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is a large unfriendly sign and block to the road leading to these saying PRIVATE PROPERTY KEEP OUT. As its in all the tourist books this is a huge disappointment. In all of Iceland there are very few old or original historic sights and...More

Thank kootenaylass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just stopped by to take the pictures of this place because of the grassy roofs. I did not go inside.

Thank Bengiyle S
Reviewed 31 July 2017

That were used to store hay. Now abandoned but sweet to see how it was in the very old days. Took some fun pics and enjoyed seeing how it use to be.

Thank seetheworld010
Reviewed 26 July 2017

when coming from vik and travelling to skaftafell and jökulsalon make sure you take a photostop at nupsstadur farm on the way on the private property you have the Núpsstaður Turf Church as well as turf covered houses/sheds

Thank jaeger_37
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

With a good camera you can get a few pictures from the road. The site is right on the ring road and you can pull a short way into the driveway but there is a gate that is locked.

Thank deborah r
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This held our interest and we took lots of pictures. I am pretty sure that this is the place that we were able to go inside each little dwelling. It is fascinating how people will survive. If this isn't it, it was a place in...More

Thank yellowbirdVermont
Reviewed 4 May 2017

road to the farm is closed (private property), no indication as to if / when it might be open again.

6  Thank Pantelejka
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This farm now has a locked gate and a sign that it is private property. Looks very interesting from the road and a beautiful location but don't plan to make a stop.

5  Thank Justin L
Reviewed 28 March 2017

A great place to stop for 30 min if passing. The farm was abandoned 30 years or so ago and hasn't been touched since as such it gives you a great insight into what it must have been like to live in such a remote...More

Thank spwilliams13
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This is a short and very sweet stop right on Route 1 not too far from Vik. You can look around the buildings and the church and even enter the church and a couple of the other buildings. Really interesting look into Icelandic farm life....More

Thank janetpackard
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Laura H
9 June 2017|
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Response from traveling_fr0m_TX | Reviewed this property |
When I was there (last October) there was no sign about trespassing, and there were many people there ahead and behind.
Jessa B
27 July 2015|
Response from tibiciman | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It is actually pretty straightforward to find. It is just a bit off the main road around Kalfafel. It is pretty easy to miss though... Just Google "South Iceland Nupsstadur", there you will find a short description and... More