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The Old Farmhouse Laufas

Is-601, Akureyri, Iceland
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It was interesting to see how multiple structures were joined together to build a large dwelling... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
rnathan
One Huge House

This building is a good example of a wealthy vicarage in earlier times. The artifacts now kept in... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Dr Raymond D
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“turf houses” (13 reviews)
“gift shop” (10 reviews)
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Is-601, Akureyri, Iceland
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"turf houses"
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"gift shop"
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"interesting view"
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"icelandic history"
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"ring road"
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"earlier times"
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"timber building"
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"closed for the season"
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"small cemetery"
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"beautiful place to visit"
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"self guided tour"
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"bright sunny day"
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"folk museum"
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"admission fee"
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"great museum"
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"worth a stop"
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"beautiful church"
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

It was interesting to see how multiple structures were joined together to build a large dwelling. The floors tend to be uneven and the ceilings low, so be careful when looking at the many small rooms.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

This building is a good example of a wealthy vicarage in earlier times. The artifacts now kept in the house were collected in the early sixties. It is constructed mostly of timber but the roofs are of turf. Over 30 persons used to live in...More

1  Thank Dr Raymond D
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

I went there by myself on a friday morning. there was nobody at the information so just took a look around. Pretty indeed.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We visited this location as part of a bus tour. We did a self-guided tour and found it very easy to navigate. Floors are very uneven and there are several steps into rooms and very steep stairs to the upper floors. Would not recommend for...More

Thank Cruise281
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Laufas Folk Museum is a complex of turf roof houses that expanded over time. The style of turf clad timber building stretches back to the Middle Ages. A number of these houses are linked together by passageways. The lower floors were the living spaces with...More

1  Thank Barheat
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

This is a nice little site, quiet and offering a glimpse into how Icelanders used to live and their ingenuity in building and keeping warm without a lot of wood.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Made the detour off of Ring Road to see these houses. Unfortunately, they were closed for the season (only open during the summer time- i believe we missed it by 1 day as they were closed by september 15 and we were there sept 16)...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is a really interesting place to visit, and you will come away with a greater appreciation of the early settlers in Iceland. Be sure to pay the admission and wander through the house as it is amazing, and there are several guides inside who...More

1  Thank 03Val48
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

A lot of people visit the major waterfalls and sights in the area but miss this little gem. It is worth an hour of your time to poke around in. It is about a ten minute ride off the major highway #1. Watch for signs...More

1  Thank RetiredLass
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Nice to see real turf houses that people lived in until 1936. Never seen this style of houses before. Open to walk inside

2  Thank beritlove
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ronnieg804
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
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suz8483
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 .
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