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The Old Farmhouse Laufas

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Address: IS-601, Akureyri, Iceland

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Genuine cultural heritage of Iceland

Laufás is special and only one of few well preserved turf house farms left in Iceland. Beautiful views, historic buildings and a welcoming coffee house, this is a must see when... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Laufás is special and only one of few well preserved turf house farms left in Iceland. Beautiful views, historic buildings and a welcoming coffee house, this is a must see when coming to the North of Iceland.

Thank Iceland-Highlights
Chatham, New Jersey
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We took a day tour on our recent visit to Akureyri, and our first stop was the Laufas museum. We did not know what to expect, but we were delighted by what we saw! The labyrinthine turf house, with all of its furnished rooms, artifacts and farm implements, is fascinating and offers a wonderful glimpse into local life in the... More 

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful and serene place. The views are stunning ( well that is true for all of iceland) but will definitely recommend a short stopover to this place. On a bright sunny day, the place looks just stunning. The turf houses is something new for me. The place is well maintained

Thank samarth83
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Detail is excellent; a great example of a turf house with many different rooms, artefacts and great explanations in English.

Thank debwarrensmith
Plantation, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This has now been turned into a museum. The staff working there are very passionate. This is not for everyone however if you you enjoy culture this is worth a stop.

Thank SLynnS01
Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

If you are interesed in icelandic history, this is a great museum to see how we lived just few decates ago. This is very beautiful house, well kept and has great view and good staff who is willng to answear all questions :) The church is also very beautiful

Thank LinaGudna
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Laufas has a well-preserved house made of turf. It is furnished and gives you an idea of how people lived.

Thank Ridgewaypilgrim
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Old turf / peat farmhouse which actually a museum. very interesting as it witness the old ways of farm living.

Thank Zurichois
Woodville, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

We were on a tour and the staff had coffee and cake ready for us. The staff provided an excellent overview of the history and then we were on our own to explore. The church and organ were very interesting and the turf houses and implements of daily life provided a look into the past. This is an out-of-the way... More 

3 Thank jhedrick
Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

This is one of the best things apart from the natural beauty that we have seen in all of Iceland. It was so well done you really felt like you were there and start to understand what it must have been like to live at that time. It is extremely well maintained and the coffee and rhubarb slice we had... More 

1 Thank ajt13sun

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