Glaumbaer Museum
Glaumbaer Museum
4.5
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  • jbsblack
    Eagle, Idaho105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surprisingly Awesome!
    I was expecting to see some cool turf-covered houses, which I did. But what I was not expecting was all the cool history and artifacts inside the buildings. We loved learning about life in this part of Iceland and about the interesting building traditions reflected in the museum. We were so happy we went to see these cool houses!
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 22, 2023
  • Krysten C
    Rochester, Michigan48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing way to experience a piece of Icelandic history
    We loved this tour! Such a unique way to experience a portion of Iceland's history. When you get a ticket, you get a brochure and you actually get to explore every room inside this sod house and see the way that the farmers who used it would have lived. If you're not into history or being mostly underground in a small house this isn't for you but we were truly impressed.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 21, 2023
  • SydneyPerla
    632 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Certainly interesting inside but..
    ...we only were able to see the Houses from outside as it was still winter seasons and the museum was closed. For a Look inside you needed to ring a bell (which wasnt there) or call someone (which we didnt as it was already an amazing scenery from outside). The church next to it and the mountains around added their beauty to it. Parking is free and available (If the car park ist full, just park near the church and walk back for 2min. We loved the open air part of the museum a lot. By the way: you only pay for the museum (which we havent been to).
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 1, 2024
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kenhomegroup
Edison, NJ8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Very interesting look back in time when Icelanders had to make due with whatever they could find. They built this complex of homes and work buildings mostly out of turf, and they are very complex. A very interesting 45 minutes to an hour exploring these structures. Glad we went!
Written June 14, 2021
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Catherine R
Bryantown, MD151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
We stopped here as we drove around the ring road. The museum is well maintained the the docent was very knowledgeable. The museum also had a little cafe where they served soup and bread and home made pastries. It gave the place a very cozy feeling. We also visited the church. A lovely site all around.
Written June 17, 2022
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Brendan S
Arlington, VA2,040 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
The Glumbauer Museum is a “turf house” of the type built by Icelanders for hundreds of years into the 20th century. It’s a series of 16 subterranean rooms linked by hallways. The rooms are filled with artifacts and items used by the families that lived there over time. There’s a pamphlet and good information on the walls. The house can be visited in under an hour. There are also barely-visible archeological remains of a house connected to Leif Ericsson and the original settlers of North America.
Written May 10, 2023
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Cecilia Y
St. George's, Grenada20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This farm museum was worth the visit on a cold windy day. Learning about turf farms and being able to walk through the houses was amazing. Don't miss the VR experience. It puts everything together.
Written June 29, 2022
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jbsblack
Eagle, ID105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
I was expecting to see some cool turf-covered houses, which I did. But what I was not expecting was all the cool history and artifacts inside the buildings. We loved learning about life in this part of Iceland and about the interesting building traditions reflected in the museum. We were so happy we went to see these cool houses!
Written June 22, 2023
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Krysten C
Rochester, MI48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
We loved this tour! Such a unique way to experience a portion of Iceland's history. When you get a ticket, you get a brochure and you actually get to explore every room inside this sod house and see the way that the farmers who used it would have lived. If you're not into history or being mostly underground in a small house this isn't for you but we were truly impressed.
Written August 21, 2023
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MS53LA1
Lancashire, UK143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Just back from a visit and what a pleasant one it was. It was both instructive and informative about how life used to be lived. Take the time to read all the information in each room and it brings it all into perspective. And then go to the cafe for a well earned and hearty soup!
And don't forget to buy the joint ticket with Vidimyri church. It's equally interesting.
Written June 24, 2022
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Rich S
Mukilteo, WA309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
On our drive from Akureyri to Reykjavik, we were looking for some stops to break up our drive and this one made the list. About an hour was all we needed to see the whole grounds and learn a bit of how people used to live in these turf houses. It was very informative and educational. I wouldn't say this is worth going out of your way to visit, but if you're in the area, it's definitely worth a stop. The admission price of 1700 ISK seems reasonable for what's offered.
Written September 26, 2022
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P H
207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Take the time and stop here! What an incredible, interactive experience! Walking through the turf homes gave an incredible insight into how people lived in this beautiful but unforgiving countryside. It was a cold/wet/windy day (of course!), but once inside the home, there was quiet and warmth - and we roamed from room to room. Another memorable experience!
Written December 26, 2022
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EC13091
Ellicott City, MD1,484 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
First we didn’t visit when the museum was open, but just walked around the property early this morning. It was a small charming property and had nice small sod houses similar to those we have seen elsewhere. I’m sure it would be worth a visit when the museum is open but alas we were too early.
Written May 25, 2023
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