I am glad that they kept 2 of the sheep outhouses to show us. The majestic Þverá turf houses - all 9 of them - were built in 1849-1851. Altro, Esperienze consigliate presso Selfoss e dintorni. Byggðasafn Skagfirðinga runs a museum in the turf house most months of the year (check their website for opening hours). The last turf outhouse I am going to show to you is this big turf outhouse, an old barn which belongs to Núpsstaður. The stable has now been turned into a service centre for tourists. Turf, also known as sod, is a material consisting of grass on top of soil. Inside Þuríðarbúð fishermen's hut in South-Iceland. 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Laufas and Glaumbaer are two Icelandic turf houses that give a good impression of Icelandic life before the advent of timber or concrete houses in the 20th century. Herjólfsbærinn - Herjólfur's Old Farmstead in the Westman Islands, Eiríksstaðir - the turf house of Erik the Red in West-Iceland. I stayed at the hotel at Efri-Brú for one night and can recommend this beautiful location. Litlibær turf house in the Westfjords of Iceland - enjoying a cup of coffee at their cute café. Laufás turf house in Eyjafjörður in North-Iceland is one of the bigger turf houses, which is now a museum. Puoi conoscere la sua costruzione. Sænautasel was again rebuilt in 1992 and is now a museum and a café. This cute little turf house is a reconstruction of a turf house that was erected in around 1895. I saw this well-maintained turf outhouse (photo above) at Staður In Austur-Barðastrandasýsla on the southern part of the Westfjords of Iceland. The cellar in the turf house and the well are original. Fortunately, the farmers were able to save it and Ingólfsskáli was rebuilt. The hall of the turf house at the historical Keldur in South-Iceland is believed to be the oldest turf house hall remaining in Iceland. Inside Keldur turf house in South-Iceland. I had a look around and hope he doesn't mind me posting photos of his amazing turf outhouses in my travel-blog. 20-30 people were living in this turf house, which was first mentioned in the Book of Settlement. From 1944 this old stall was used as a smokehouse for male lumpfish and meat. Now, this is my take on the beautiful turf houses in Iceland, for which I have had a life-long passion. They remained the most common form of housing in Iceland until the 20th century, when urbanization and modernization took the country by storm. Turf outhouse at Dalshöfði farm in South-Iceland. As back when I was born in 1965 the last inhabitants of the turf houses were moving out. Gli orari di apertura di The Icelandic Turf House sono: Quali sono gli hotel vicino a The Icelandic Turf House? Hlið turf house in the Fishermen's Village in Álftanes in SW-Iceland is another addition to Icelandic turf houses. This longhouse was built to the liking of the Viking ruins at Stöng, which are in the vicinity, but much less accessible. And throughout the years this old turf farm has been rebuilt and refurbished, f.ex. It was inhabited until 1967 and a new concrete farm was built next to it in 1960. Turf houses don't last and have to be maintained all the time, and the present turf house at Keldur was rebuilt after earthquakes shook this area back in 1896 and 1912. I visited Dalshöfði at Easter when we had quite a lot of snow, but the turf houses look so lovely in the snow, don't you think? Ingólfsskáli in South-Iceland was built in 1998 in the liking of a Viking turf longhouse and named after Iceland's first settler, Ingólfur Arnarson. Möðrudalur the highest located farm in Iceland. It got hit badly in a duplet earthquake - the bigger one being 6.3 on the Richter scale - back in 2008. It has then adapted to the harsh Icelandic climate, providing superior insulation. Mostrare la traduzione automatica? 60 recensioni. Geirsstaðakirkja turf church in East-Iceland. Another hypothetical turf farm has been erected at Eiríksstaðir, the turf farm of Erik the Red and Leif the Lucky. A turf outhouse at Kollsvík in the Westfjords of Iceland. See also my travel-blog Grafarkirkja Turf Church in North-Iceland - the oldest Turf Church in Iceland. Text by Sonia Nicolson Icelandic turf houses, “torfbaeir” and sometimes referred to as ‘hobbit homes’, were the built to withstand the brutal Icelandic climate, survive earthquakes and use zero energy. The Romans used it to build fortresses and defensive walls once their reign reached northern areas. Iceland property / real estate for sale direct from private sellers & agents. Mi ha anche trattato con un sacchetto di foglie di ortica, (per il tè) che sto usando oggi. Bustarfell is a huge turf house and consists of 17 houses, but each gable and outhouse counts as one unit. Raggiungendo non molto indietro nella storia dell'Islanda quando eravamo abitanti della terra, raramente questi alloggi sono stati mantenuti. Galtastaðir-fram was built in the 19th century - a modest turf farm inhabited by poorer people, as opposed to the big manors I have shown you earlier. Hjallur - the Shed in Vatnsfjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland. Iceland is spectacular in so many ways and Icelandic nature is quite unique with its vast landscape,  volcanic activity, geothermal areas, glacier lagoons and sceneries, black sand beaches and spect... People have been asking me where to find lupines in Iceland. A lone gable at Reynistaður in Skagafjörður (Staðarhreppur) represents an old turf farm, which has belonged to the National Museum of Iceland since 1999. Inside Grenjaðarstaður turf house in Iceland. It is a typical shed made at the time when cars arrived in Iceland. Anteprima. It might even be older. Read more in my travel-blog about Þverá turf house where you can find many photos of this beautiful turf house. All in all, there are 8 turf houses at Austur-Meðalholt, including a barn and stables. The turf houses in this area are mainly built from lava, seeing that this is a volcanic area. Check out my travel-blog Árbæjarsafn Open Air Museum in Reykjavík for winter photos of the turf houses. Scegli un'altra data. Selið  turf house is located in Skaftafell in South-Iceland. You can sit by the longfire, dress up in a Viking costume and handle Viking weapons. Truth is, it became the traditional and most followed way of building in Iceland. The old Þorláksbúð was built in 1527 after the timber church Árnakirkja burnt down and was in use from around 1530-1784. He had thrown them overboard from his Viking ship when he spotted Iceland and swore to settle where the high seat pillars would drift ashore. Questo è il miglior posto da visitare per i vostri soldi. The turf house at the historical Hólar in Hjaltadalur is called Nýibær - New Farm and was built in 1860. Thus the old method of building turf houses is being passed on to the new generations of Icelanders. Such sheds were shelters for people waiting for buses and shelter for milk-cans for the milk-truck. It is one of the very few inhabited turf houses in Iceland. It was taken by my grandfather, Pétur Thomsen, who was a professional photographer. It is an old hospice - sæluhús in Icelandic, built in 1923. The less travelled valleys in Iceland often have hidden treasures and visiting these farms, especially the one at Bergsstaðir, made me feel like I stepped back into Iceland in olden times. Selið turf house has been in the possession of the National Museum of Iceland since 1972 and was rebuilt in 1970-1980. Hörður, the owner of the land at Efri-Vík by Landbrot in South-Iceland and Hotel Laki, is building a turf house on his land with his family. This turf church is now closed to the public. I took this photo when the church was still open. This is a truly memorable visit. Never have I seen such huge turf outhouses. This turf house is privately owned and a museum. At Árbæjarsafn Folk Museum in Reykjavík, you will find Árbær turf house, the only turf house left in Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland. The turf house is in the possession of the National Museum of Iceland and is open daily from 8:00-18:00. Turf outhouses at Staður in the Westfjords of Iceland. Scegli un'altra data. The Sorcerer's Cottage in the Westfjords of Iceland. In the 13th century, Reynistaður was one of the manors of the powerful Viking Clan of Ásbirningar. All fully furnished, showing us how people lived back in the olden days in Iceland. Musei specializzati, Musei della scienza, Musei storici. Advertise, find, buy or sell houses, villas, apartments & land. The biggest turf church in Iceland, Saurbæjarkirkja, can be found in the innermost part of Eyjafjörður fjord in North-Iceland. At Austur-Meðalholt in South-Iceland, you will find a turf house which dates back to 1895. Other Icelandic turf houses. It is located very close to Reykhólar, on which I have written a travel-blog in I-III parts. Inside Þjóðveldisbærinn - the Saga Age farm you can dress up in Viking clothes. Þorvaldarbúð was the last lived-in fishermen's hut of the many fishermen's huts on the peninsula. Intrigante a vagare attraverso la casa e negozi e immaginare di vivere lì, Una buona valutazione ci ha fatto visitare, molto delusi, Sulla base delle valutazioni e della sua inclusione nella nostra guida da Sixt, siamo andati di domenica (elencato come la giornata aperta per le visite generali). The turf house is open daily from 8:00-18:00 - please tread carefully. Icelandic people lived in turf houses up until the early twentieth century, and today only a few of these houses and churches still stand. Iceland was settled in 874 AD by Norse and British settlers who were familiar with turf. The turf house is only 2.4 x 2.5 metres and is the oldest atelier in Iceland. Archaeological excavations have shown that there might have been a farmstead here as early as 1226, as ruins of walls of outhouses have been found. Behind the turf house, you will find a distinctive looking old turf barn, which might be around 160 years old. The barn was underneath the baðstofa where people worked, ate and slept, but this arrangement gave the inhabitants of the turf house warmth from the cows. Another Director of the National Museum of Iceland, Matthías Þórðarson, saved this little gem from being torn down and replaced by a concrete church. Ljósmyndasafn Reykjavíkur - the Reykjavík Museum of Photography, Þjóðminjasafnið - the National Museum of Iceland, the Icelandic Museum of Witchcraft and Sorcery, Byggðasafn Árnesinga - the Árnessýsla Heritage Museum, Vatnsfjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland - the Viking Estate and Grettisvarða Cairn, Viking Ruins and Burial Mounds I have visited on my Travels in Iceland. The first one is called Brattahlíð and the second one is called Bergsstaðir. Here the seasonal fishermen slept and ate together. This little hut is called Tumbi (Miðfellskofi or Fellnakofi). Lýtingsstaðir in Skagafjörður in North-Iceland - the Old Stable. The floors got rippled in the earthquake and some of the rafters broke like toothpicks! The roofs are insulated with dwarf-birch and turf. Víðimýrarkirkja turf church was built in 1834. The altar and the pulpit in the church are original. It was restored by the National Museum of Iceland in 1976 and preserved that year. Þorláksbúð is a hypothesis turf house at the historical episcopal See Skálholt in South-Iceland. You will see several hospices on the heaths in Iceland, new and old. At Hrafnseyri in the Westfjords of Iceland, you will see a beautiful reconstructed turf house. You can visit it between 8:00-18:00 and there is no admission fee: See my travel-blog with much more information and road directions: The historical Hólar in Hjaltadalur, the Episcopal See and Nýibær Turf House. In 1994 a house was moved from Húsavík to Mánárbakki to house the museum and the turf house was built. My photo above is of a turf shed next to the turf house. The oldest turf outhouse in Iceland is to be found in the remote Kollsvík in the Westfjords of Iceland. It is a turf house in which the common people lived and doesn't belong to the National Museum of Iceland. I have written a special travel-blog about Litlibær turf house if you want to see more photos of this lovely little turf house: Litlibær Turf House on the Hvítanes Peninsula in the Westfjords of Iceland - a Cute little Turf House Café. The Icelandic turf houses were the product of the difficult climate. The huge turf-outhouses at Langhús are still used to keep sheep in the wintertime, which makes them very special indeed. The oldest parts of the current turf houses date back to 1865. There, visitors can take in a preserved turf farm, getting a glimpse into the past. Reyhólar and the surrounding areas where I include Barmar turf house. Per le persone interessate alla cultura e alla storia islandese nonché all'architettura: assolutamente da vedere. They offered superior insulation compared and good ventilation compared to the more modern wooden or stone constructions. In 2010 the locals rebuilt the stall and it is now open to visitors. Imagine that, we could have lost this little turf church! We donated his collection of photos and films to Ljósmyndasafn Reykjavíkur - the Reykjavík Museum of Photography and somehow this photo from our private collection got mixed in with the other photos, so it has got the logo of the museum. Icelandic turf houses (Icelandic: torfbæir) were the product of a difficult climate, offering superior insulation compared to buildings solely made of wood or stone, and the relative difficulty in obtaining other construction materials in sufficient quantities. At Skógar Museum you will see a beautiful turf house, which is not original per se in this location, but a reconstruction of original turf houses from different locations from this area in South-Iceland. It was actually one of the largest front-houses of its kind at that time here in Iceland. Isn't it beautiful? It is being rebuilt and is not open to visitors. Such fishermen's huts, made with turf, rock and wood, were to be found in many places in Iceland. Tyrfingsstaðir turf house in North-Iceland with many more photos of this special turf farm, Núpsstaður turf outhouses in South-Iceland. You can read more and see a lot of photos in my travel-blog: The Majestic Grænavatn Turf House at Mývatn in North-Iceland, Grenjaðarstaður turf house in North-Iceland. Il posto era invaso e si sentiva abbandonato piuttosto che un museo, Fattoria originale Turf - di proprietà della famiglia fondatrice, Ciao, siamo stati benissimo a visitare questo museo. Glaumbær turf house in Skagafjörður in North-Iceland is one of the big turf houses, a manor where chieftains resided. It looks massive compared to the other turf churches. Quali sono gli orari di apertura di The Icelandic Turf House? He has rebuilt the old farm at Stóru-Akrar and done a beautiful job. It is a small stable made of turf and rocks and dates back to 1650! Be on the look-out for turf outhouses, you never know when you are going to spot one :), Turf outhouses at Kálfafellskot in South-Iceland. Nýibær turf house was inhabited until 1945. It is a replica of a 17th-century turf house of a tenant farmer - and it shows us what a sorcerer's home might have looked like. You can read more about the historical Vatnsfjörður in my travel-blog Vatnsfjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland - the Viking Estate and Grettisvarða Cairn. The turf outhouse by Mt. tempo. It is so beautiful on the inside with lots of colours. This is the only outhouse I have seen in Iceland painted in this bright blue colour :), A turf outhouse in Svarfaðardalur in North-Iceland. The building style is a later time building style and Grænavatn turf house is one of its kind in Iceland. I must say that he looks really authentic dressed in this way ;), Stekkjarkot workingman's cottage in SW-Iceland. ). Inside Árbæjarsafn turf house in SW-Iceland, Árbær turf house was inhabited until 1948 and became a museum in 1957. These big turf outhouses were in use until the 1970's when 4 of them were demolished when the road was built. The turf house was inhabited until 1952. The houses resemble Saurbæjarkirkja turf church. Saurbæjarkirkja Turf Church in North-Iceland - the biggest Turf Church in Iceland, Víðimýrarkirkja turf church in North-Iceland. Se risiedi in un altro paese o in un'altra area geografica, seleziona la versione appropriata di Tripadvisor dal menu a discesa. Stekkjarkot was a so-called þurrabúð - a workingman's cottage, made of timber, rock and turf. Hofskirkja turf church was rebuilt in 1953-1954. Many of them were demolished as it was easier than disinfecting them, but not the outhouses at Langhús. 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