The Icelandic Turf House, Selfoss

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  • The house is á museum today and hás been renewed and tells the story of how Iceladers lived in the old days. It is really worth visiting and it is only á short distance from the town of Selfoss .  more »
  • Islenski and his wife are fabulous people. They really care about their turf house and the remodeling they have done is absolutely terrific. They really care about their history and it gives you an ov...  more »
  • We were so glad we took the time to visit here on our drive along Iceland's south coast. It's perhaps 15-20 minutes out of the way from the Ring Road but very worthwhile. We had heard it was closed du...  more »
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  • I loved the authenticity of this turf house tour and the tiny portions of traditional Iceland food that comes with it. The place was renovated by the original occupant's grandson who used to spend his summers here. He is one of the few craftsman left in Iceland who actually knows how to build a turf house and teaches the craft to visiting university students. Very informative and in summer there is a cozy traditional "café" on the premises.
  • Fascinating insight into life in a turf house. The tour was delivered with great passion by the owner.The best museum we have been to in Iceland.
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  • A big plus goes to the couple Hannes and Kristín to restore the old turf House at Eystri-Meðalholt. There are not many turf houses like this in their original setting in South Iceland, but there are more in the north. Got to know the reason yesterday: Due to the wet condition in the south, the farms had to be rebuild every ~40 years, but It is much drier in the north, where couple of farms like this still stand (as museums). The couple has collected many photos of the turf houses around the country and display them in their relatively newly build museum house. Yesterday these two visionaries gave the tour themselves, and it was terrific because they love the subject so much. It is, however, unlikely that they can give the tour themselves all the time, once the visitor numbers rises.
  • In the winter it is open after 14:00.

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