The Icelandic Turf House
The Icelandic Turf House
4.5
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Icelandic Turf House: the Jewel of Arctic Architecture. The house that kept Icelanders alive and nurtured their culture through the centuries. How they were built, how they were lived in, their origin and cultural context, contemporary significance, subtlety and beauty. Collection of original houses and in detail exhibitions.
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INKA97
Frankfurt, Germany506 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
If it's on your route , you can look at it. If not , it's not worth comming because there is not much to see.
Written 5 November 2023
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Benet T
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Couples
Highly recommend the restaurant Krisp! Cosy space and outstanding fresh food! We arrived very late in the evening and were made welcome although we think we inadvertently kept them from closing on time.
Written 26 October 2023
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Baldur J. B.
Reykjavik2 contributions
Sep 2022
A must see for people interested in Icelandic culture and history as well as architecture. Make sure to contact the proprietor before visting.
Written 19 September 2022
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RagnarKG
Eyrarbakki, Iceland24 contributions
Jul 2019
Now here is a rareness worth your time. Reaching not so far back in Iceland´s history when we were dwellers of earth-holes rarely have these housings been kept. The proprietor, a man in his early sixties, lived there as a young boy with his grandparents. That close in time. For people interested in Icelandic culture and history as well as architecture: a must see.
Written 8 August 2019
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KeriHR
Ashern, Canada121 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit, particularly finding the floor plan to my husband's great grandfather's home and where to find it in a museum in Borganes. Intriguing to wander thru the home and shops and imagine living there
Written 24 June 2019
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Hectors H
7 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Based on the ratings and its inclusion in our guide from Sixt, we went along on a Sunday (listed as the day open for general visits). Couldn't find anyone there, it was closed without any real signs to say what was what. There is no turf on the houses, they are corrugated steel and not much to look at. The place was overgrown and felt abandoned rather than a museum
Written 31 March 2019
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Michael M
Florida29 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Hi, we had a great time visiting this museum. The owner/curator was one of the family members of this property. There were several homes to visit and also a workshop. You can learn about its construction. There owner was gracious and accommodating. It is difficult working and keeping up these homes with 261 days of rain last year. He gave us a cup of coffee at the end of tour. He has many photos of places and homes from around the world. He also treated me to a bag of stinging nettle leaves, (for tea) which I am using today. The cost is only $15 dollars or 1500 Kronas for a 1 1/2 hr tour. This is the best place to visit for your money.
Written 20 January 2019
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joannahs
chapel hill36 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
This was a fascinating place. True Icelandic old fashioned lifestyle. The owners were very knowledgable and friendly. This is a go to place for young and old. We were seniors traveling with our grandson 12. The floor on the renovated are is amazing!!
Written 30 November 2018
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Stream of Unconsciousness
Charleston, SC502 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We did this as a part of a group food tour to the Golden Circle. This was one of the neatest parts of the tour and the food sampler they provided was amazing!
Written 24 October 2018
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Becca_beanie123
Leamington Spa, UK146 contributions
Sep 2018
This place should be open more than just sundays! However you can still have a wander around the houses you just can’t go to the museum. Really interesting to have a look around, worth a stop off!
Written 14 September 2018
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