The Turf House Museum

Turf House MuseumSteep 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. Manned by a friendly local guide, there’s a place to eat a picnic, and if you ask nicely, you might get a free hot drink.


History
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.


Admission
It´s open all summer, and costs 1000ISK. In winter it´s closed unless you come with a group and call 464-1860 to arrange in advance.


Links
Official website
Photos of the inside of Grenjaðarstaður


Nearby Things To See and Do
Goðafoss Falls
Eider Falls
Ystafell Transport Museum
Lake Kaldbakstjarnir
Whalewatching

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