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Glaumbær in Skagafjörður

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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.

Opening hours:

1. January - 31. January Open on request
1. February - 31. March 10:00 - 16:00 Mon-Fri
1. April - 19. May 10:00 - 16:00 Daily
20. May - 20. September 09:00 - 18:00 Daily
21. September - 31. October 10:00 - 16:00 Daily
1. November - 31. December 10:00 - 16:00 Mon-Fri

Admission for Glaumbær 2020:

1700 IS kr per person (age 18+)
1500 IS kr for groups (6+), students, seniors, and persons with disabilities
Free for children age 0-17

Glaumbær in Skagafjörður

Glaumbær

GPS Points N65° 36' 37.318" W19° 30' 13.021"
Telephone

+354 453-6173

Opening period All year
Categories Museums , Exhibitions

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  • 453-8012, 849-5654, 864-5337
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  • Skagfirðingabraut 35
  • 550 Sauðárkrókur
  • 899-3551
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  • Frostastöðum
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 455 6161
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  • 560 Varmahlíð
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Icelandic horseshows
Family & Fun Parks
  • Varmilækur
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 453-8021, 898-7756
Safnahúsið - Museum
Museums
  • Faxatorg
  • 550 Sauðárkrókur
  • 453-6640
Reynistaður
Museums
  • Reynistaður
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 453-6173, 455-6161
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  • Frostastöðum
  • 560 Varmahlíð
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Hard Wok Café
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  • Aðalgata 8
  • 551 Sauðárkrókur
  • 770-6368
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Gas station
  • Ártorg 4
  • 550 Sauðárkrókur
  • 455-7070
Blafell
Shopping
  • Skagfirðingabraut 29
  • 550 Sauðárkrókur
  • 453 6666, 860 2088
Olís Varmahlíð
Diners
  • Varmahlíð
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 478-1036
Sauðárkróksbakarí
Cafés
  • Aðalgata 5
  • 550 Sauðárkrókur
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