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Bustarfell Museum

Rte 85 | Bustarfell Farm, Hofsardalur Valley, Vopnafjordur, Iceland
+354 855 4511
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WANTED TO GIVE THIS SLICE OF HISTORY 6 OUT OF 5

Some places just strike you. Bustarfell Museum falls into that category. Generations of one family... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Terry M
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Hamilton, Canada
Amazing view into Icelandic history!

Bustarfell is a beautiful place and a must see if you are traveling in east Iceland. The museum is... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2017
Þórdís Þ
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In Hofsardal is the old farm Bustarfell, one of Iceland’s best-kept turf houses whose uniqueness lies in its clear image of farming practices and lifestyle from before 1770 until 1966. The museum is open daily through the summer, 10:00 – 17:00. Cafe Croft is next door.
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2 weeks ago
“WANTED TO GIVE THIS SLICE OF HISTORY 6 OUT OF 5”
Nov 5, 2017
“Amazing view into Icelandic history!”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rte 85 | Bustarfell Farm, Hofsardalur Valley, Vopnafjordur, Iceland
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+354 855 4511
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some places just strike you. Bustarfell Museum falls into that category. Generations of one family lived here over decades, the property including many household items. It is so complete you could pretty much start living here and be missing little. While the interior details are...More

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Reviewed November 5, 2017

Bustarfell is a beautiful place and a must see if you are traveling in east Iceland. The museum is an old turf house that was built in 1770 and the Bustarfell family lived there until 1966. The Bustafell family has lived on the farm since...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

This really is a must see attraction if you are travelling Route 1 between Egilsstadir and Lake Myvatn. Route 85 is now paved and it is surfaced all the way to the property. The 39Km distance is covered easily in 30 minutes. What awaits you...More

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed September 10, 2016

By chatting with the guide found out more of the area and the people living here now. For the winter is vacation for Iceland people

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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

So interesting to read and see how people lived here decades ago. The same family did live at this farm, Bustarfell for five decades or since 1500's. At the farm are chickens, lambs and calf you can pet. Also there is a nice cafeteria. For...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2016

Interesting to see. It feels like the occupants have just moved out. We received a comprehensive guided tour despite causing the guide to miss one of Icelands big football fixtures. Decent cafe too.

Thank 337Alan
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Reviewed July 6, 2016

This was a home until 1966. The guide was very knowledgeable and proud of her heritage. Very interesting.

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Sorry cannot help as we were self drive.
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