Grenjaðarstaður Turf Farmhouse

Grenjaðarstaður turf farmhouse © Ari Páll Pálsson
Grenjaðarstaður turf farmhouse © Ari Páll Pálsson

Steep yourself in Iceland´s rural past by taking a wander in one of the country´s largest turf farm settlements, Grenjaðarstaður. A well-curated display, comprised of 1000 or so items, highlights include the porcelain teacup with protection for one´s moustache, an engagement ring made of human hair and some elaborately decorated baking moulds.

Home to the chieftains of the past, the settlement dates back to the mid 1800s. Having grown to include a church, rectory and post office, it is now the biggest existing collection of period buildings in Iceland.

Right next to the turf farm is a small Lutheran church. In the house behind is a handicraft store where one can buy unique gifts and souvenirs.

The original interior of traditional turf houses is on display at Grenjaðarstaður © Safnahúsið
The original interior of traditional turf houses is on display at Grenjaðarstaður © Safnahúsið
Grenjaðarstaður

Grenjaðarstaður Turf Farmhouse
Grenjaðarstaður
641 Húsavík
GPS: 65°49’45.9″N 17°26’48.7″W
Tel: +354 464 1860 
E-mail: safnahus (at) husmus.is
Webpage: www.husmus.is
Facebookpage: www.facebook.com/grenjadarstadur
Opening hours: click here

Iceland