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Glaumbær

Location

The turf houses at Glaumbær, which today house a museum about the history and culture of the area, can be found just off the ringroad, between Varmahlíð and Sauðárkrókur, Iceland. A farmhouse is said to have stood on the hill at Glaumbær since the Age of the Settlements (900 AD).

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The present buildings vary in age; the most recent addition having been built in 1876-79, while the oldest – the kitchen, “long pantry,” and middle baðstofa – are believed to have been preserved much as they were in the mid-18th century. The passages connecting the individual units have also remained unchanged for many centuries. The form of the farmhouse as it is today is similar to that of many large farmhouses in Skagafjördur from the 18th and 19th centuries. The farmhouse consists of a total of 13 buildings (houses), each of which had its own function. The Glaumbær Church by the farm is from 1926. See more information at: http://www.glaumbaer.is/is/information/glaumbaer-farm

 

Nearby Places

Sauðárkrókur, Blönduós