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The Old Farmhouse Laufas

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Address: IS-601, Akureyri, Iceland
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Fascinating view of life in Iceland past

Great place to stop and see the old church and rectory. The rectory and farm house are fully restored to show early 20th century life. Really worth a stop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great place to stop and see the old church and rectory. The rectory and farm house are fully restored to show early 20th century life. Really worth a stop.

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Montclair, NJ
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This museum was a great window into the not-so-distant past of Icelanders who lived in turf homes. The displays at the back of the house on the second floor were captivating: the woolen goods, the kitchen utensils and the old books. Seeing how a kitchen was set up made me glad to be alive in this century! Don't miss this... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

To visit such An unspoilt area and see the very interesting farm museum with it's turf-clad roof and walls was amazing

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Pinckney, Michigan, United States
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A interesting experience to see how this part of the world lived just 100 years ago! Panoramic views of the inlet and mountains . As part of a tour you don't need to spend an extraordinary amount of time there.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is about 40 minutes away from Akureyri (on car of course). A very nice stop for those who flew by Akureyri on the Ring Road on the way to Myvatn region. You can see the houses and a little church from the outside, which, I think, is the most impressive about this museum. The inside of the houses can... More 

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We were intrigued by the sod roofs we saw from the road and stopped by to investigate. The woman manning the visitor entrance was getting ready to leave, but kindly let us walk through the farmhouse. Fascinating to see how the walls and rooms were constructed. Some of the rooms were surprisingly formal. Nice examples of clothing and implements used... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stopped here on our way to Lake Mitvah. We were surprised to see cows right near where we ate. It was fun. The food was delicious. We ate bread that was baked for 27 hours in the ground with salted arctic char. We are now fans of arctic char. It's worth the stop!

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We had a fun timed here, with the cows on the other side of the large glass window. We were given small glasses of fresh milk. Also had ice cream and cheese made there and had gyser bread. All very good. Friendly people.

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Chattanooga, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This little museum has been beautifully restored by local folks who clearly love their heritage. The modest admission fee is well worth it and helps support maintenance of the site. The woman who greets visitors is not a guide, but if she's not busy she will happily and proudly share personal rememberances and knowledge. She showed us, for example, how... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Have not seen like this by far. But it's cool to visit the laufas to get a sense of history of the area

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