We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nupsstadur

Features Animals
Review Highlights
It’s out with the old, so be quick....

Turf houses and turf out-buildings can still be seen from the main highway along the drive east... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
FlyingTheCoop
,
Australia
The Shire

It is impressive that these structures still stand today. The concept and application behind the... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2017
TRivers142
,
Boston, Massachusetts
Read all 82 reviews
65
All photos (65)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible10%
Travelers talk about
About
Contact
Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland
Website
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Kirkjubaejarklaustur
from $434.30
More Info
from $294.60
More Info
from $439.00
More Info
from $207.90
More Info
Reviews (82)
Filter reviews
52 results
Traveler rating
18
20
7
1
6
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
18
20
7
1
6
Show reviews that mention
All reviews farm buildings the main highway turf houses ring road chapel dwellings century vik
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 52 reviews
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

We viewed it from the road and we thought the accompanying house was abandoned. The field in fromt of it seemed looked after. Still we decided not to trespass. Would have been nice to see it up close.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rometrips
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Turf houses and turf out-buildings can still be seen from the main highway along the drive east from Kirkjubaejarklaustur. It is always a joy to see them although many are in disrepair. Like the world over, enjoy the old, marvel in the ingenuity of their...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank FlyingTheCoop
Reviewed May 28, 2018

I was able to experience this cute little Icelandic viking houses at a closed proximity. A must to stop when traveling near this area.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tai_Travels
Reviewed March 21, 2018

On my first visit to Iceland, this was one of my favorite sites, but due to the drastic increase of tourists the road is now gated off and you are unable to get to it. I would definitely pay to see it again, but they...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank krisdlynch
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

We couldn’t see it! That’s in a private property! So you can’t go to see it. Can’t see nothing from the street!!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Francesca F
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Really, only to be viewed from a long distance, not worth stopping for. Much better examples around in Iceland for visiting.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank stevenNijhuis
Reviewed November 12, 2017

It is impressive that these structures still stand today. The concept and application behind the construction is truly and amazing feat, And to see these with the mountains as the back drop is awe inspiring.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank TRivers142
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Was fascinated by these little hobbit houses! Interesting sight to behold with towering mountains as backdrop!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank GoSistaGo
Reviewed October 23, 2017

A short walk from the main road is this small group of turf covered farm buildings, dated back to the 19th century. There is also a tiny turf-covered chapel.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank le-pecheur-Villepot
Reviewed September 18, 2017

There is a large unfriendly sign and block to the road leading to these saying PRIVATE PROPERTY KEEP OUT. As its in all the tourist books this is a huge disappointment. In all of Iceland there are very few old or original historic sights and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank kootenaylass
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
Fosshotel Nupar
850 reviews
4.65 miles away
Hotel Laki
681 reviews
17.38 miles away
Icelandair Hotel Klaustur
660 reviews
18.72 miles away
Hotel Skaftafell
511 reviews
20.92 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 8 nearby restaurants
Systrakaffi
633 reviews
18.51 miles away
Glacier Goodies
100 reviews
18.91 miles away
Veitingasala Restaurant
27 reviews
20.79 miles away
Hof 1 Restaurant
18 reviews
26.77 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 17 nearby attractions
Svartifoss Waterfall
621 reviews
18.86 miles away
Svinafellsjokull Glacier
99 reviews
21.63 miles away
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
667 reviews
22.24 miles away
Hofskirkja Church
45 reviews
26.72 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Laura H
June 8, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from traveling_fr0m_TX | Reviewed this property |
When I was there (last October) there was no sign about trespassing, and there were many people there ahead and behind.
0
Votes