When the Modernists took over Reykjavik City Planning, the wanted to get rid of the old houses, that reminded them of old and poor times in Reykjavik history. They wanted glass and steel high rises instead. Thankfully they didn't get that, but they managed to get rid of some of the old houses. But instead of tearing them down, they were moved to this place. Árbæjarsafn (easy to get there by bus). It is in a suburb of Reykjavik, and surrounds the old farmhouse Árbær, that gives the museum its name. There are loads of info in English, and a nice old fashioned café, and the houses are just lovely. Choose a good day to visit, and plan to spend at least 3-4 hours there.
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