The Icelandic Turf House, Selfoss

#9 of 22 in Museums in South Region
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum

Menningarsetrið Íslenski bærinn er húsaþorp, sýningarstaður, samkomustaður og leikvöllur sem hverfist um íslenska torfbæinn og græna byggingalist. Íslenski bærinn fóstraði þjóðina í aldanna rás og um leið vagga innlendrar menningar, allt í senn fallegur, frumlegur og fínlegur í sinni náttúrulegu mýkt.


The houses that nurtured Icelandic culture through the centuries: their origin, significance, and beauty. Visit the original houses and detailed exhibitions. Less than an hour from Reykjavik, minutes from the Golden Circle. A unique place where nature is part of the house.
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  • Now here is a rareness worth your time. Reaching not so far back in Iceland´s history when we were dwellers of earth-holes rarely have these housings been kept. The proprietor, a man in his early...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our visit, particularly finding the floor plan to my husband's great grandfather's home and where to find it in a museum in Borganes. Intriguing to wander thru the home and shops...  more »
  • Turf house nice to wach
  • 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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