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Glaumbær in Skagafjörður

Discover what life was like

Glaumbær – the historic turf farm in Skagafjörður

The old turf buildings at Glaumbær are a fine example of building construction on the larger farms in Iceland in times past. See the household of bygone era in their natural setting. In the farmhouse are bedrooms, living room, kitchen, pantry, storage rooms and smithy. The living room is most recent, dating from the 1879.

The sagas relate that Snorri Þorfinnson, son of Þorfinnur karlsefni and Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir farmed at Glaumbær in 11th Century. He was born in the wilds of Vin-land, the first child born to European parents in the New World. He built the first church at Glaumbær.

There are two old timber houses near Glaumbær, also open for visitors. Gilsstofa is a reception house from 1849. It was reconstructed at Glaumbær in 1997. In Áshús, built 1883 -1886, are exhibitions and Tea room. If you fancy a pancake and hot chocolate in a cozy old tearoom, you should visit Áshús.

Openin hours:
May 20 - September 20: daily 10:00 - 18:00
September 21 - October 20: weekdays 10:00 - 16:00
October 21 - March 31: by appointment
April1 - May 19: weekdays 10:00 - 16:00

Admisson fee:
Adults (18 years and older): ISK 1.700
Groups (6+), students, senior citizens, disabled: ISK 1.500
Children (17 and younger): free

Combo-tickets for Glaumbær and Víðimýri Church :
Adults (18 years and older): ISK 2.000
Groups (6+), students, senior citizens, disabled: ISK 1.700
Children (17 and younger): free 

Glaumbær in Skagafjörður

Glaumbær in Skagafjörður

Discover what life was like Glaumbær – the historic turf farm in Skagafjörður The old turf buildings at Glaumbær are a fine example of building constr
Syðra-Skörðugil

Syðra-Skörðugil

The farm Syðra-Skörðugil is located in the heart of Skagafjörður. By road number 75 between Varmahlíð and Sauðárkrókur. From our farm and to Varmahlíð

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