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Nupsstadur Farm and Church

#17 of 25 things to do in Vik Features Animals
Skaftarhreppur, Vik, Iceland
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Private Property

With a good camera you can get a few pictures from the road. The site is right on the ring road and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
deborah r
Belmont, North Carolina
via mobile
Held our interest

This held our interest and we took lots of pictures. I am pretty sure that this is the place that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Skaftarhreppur, Vik, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is worth a stop if you are driving along the south road. You really get the feeling you are on a farm that lasted for centuries, and the pictures of the turf buildings are a nice contrast to all of your glaciers and waterfalls....More

Thank traveling_fr0m_TX
Reviewed 8 November 2016

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...More

1  Thank ellasbabe
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.

2  Thank dick6645
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...More

1  Thank Nikola D
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Laura H
I am planning a trip in July 2017. Is the farm and church open to visitors?
9 June 2017|
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Response from spwilliams13 | Reviewed this property |
You will find a gate and a sign but there is no one living there and I think provided you are respectful there shouldn't be a problem. If you are asked to leave then you can always apologise and do so.
Jessa B
Anyone have directions here?? It is not on google maps....
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