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

Reviewed November 12, 2017
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Laura H
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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.