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Nupsstadur Farm and Church

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Address: Skaftarhreppur, Vik, Iceland
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Sign of old times

The village is by Road 1 on the way between Vík and Jokulsárlón. It's really small and abandoned but there you will be able to see one of the few turf churches of Iceland which is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 August 2016
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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We planned on stopping here, and almost missed it. You really need to look for the sign on the side of the road for Nupsstadur since the village is far from the road. We parked across the street on a small patch of gravel and walked up the path (took about 10 minutes to walk in the rain). We explored... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A good representation of old homes and buildings in Iceland. Walk at your leisure to explore the area and the buildings. An interesting view of life as it was.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I was driving back from the extraordinary Reynisfjara Beach and I recognised these little houses from the internet. I got out (in the freezing cold) of the car and walked towards these uncommon houses. There wasn't much to see or do apart from a few happy snaps. I would be disappointed if I drove such a long way to see... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The village is by Road 1 on the way between Vík and Jokulsárlón. It's really small and abandoned but there you will be able to see one of the few turf churches of Iceland which is in a very good state of conservation. The surrounding landscape is just as lovely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Don't miss this place while you drive the ring road. The location is stunning, and the little church is one of the cutest we saw during our Iceland trip. Actually you can enter the site and visit the outside of the various buildings even if the access seems closed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

gives a nice feel to make short walk to this old house and church grass covered roof,keep an eye out for this on route one easy to miss

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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This farm and church are so cool to see! We were driving by on Ring Road coming back from Vik and pulled over to see. Very old and neat to see that moss growing on the roof tops. Very picturesque. Definitely stop and spend a moment here.

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West Friendship, MD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Though not advertised as open to the public, the farm can be visited if you park at the main highway and walk in the entry road. The old turf buildings exude the feel of wild rural Iceland, and the setting is dramatic and beautiful. Only the church is open but the farm buildings are interesting just from the outside.

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Love this! Beautiful backdrop & I love how the land owners allow strangers to view. This is the real deal.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

The Nupsstaour Farm was where there were remarkable old buildings that were believed to be typical for farms in Iceland in past centuries. There was also a charming little turf chapel. The buildings had grassy turf built up on their sides. Very cool to see.

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