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 pan-cake and hot chocolade in a cosy old tea room, you should visit Áshús.

Hours of Operation:

April 1 - May 19: weekdays 10:00-16:00

May 20 - Sept. 20: daily 09:00-18:00

Sept. 21 - Oct. 20: weekdays 10:00-16:00

During winter, Glaumbær is open upon request (during office hours).


Glaumbær in Skagafjörður

Glaumbær

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

453-6173

Opening period All year
Categories Museums , Exhibitions

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