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Glaumbaer Museum

Glaumbaer, Varmahlid 560, Iceland
(0354) 453 6173
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Small but better than expected

We thought that it was choking to be covered with snow like many other attractions in winter, but... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Nuremberg, Germany
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Must do! Very interesting place to visit. Here you can see how people lived in the eighteenth and... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
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23 Mar 2017
“Small but better than expected”
3 Mar 2017
Glaumbaer, Varmahlid 560, Iceland
(0354) 453 6173
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We thought that it was choking to be covered with snow like many other attractions in winter, but it was not the case since this area is slightly warmer. The grass looked a little bit yellower but the overall experience was great, I would recommend...More

Thank DonCesar
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Must do! Very interesting place to visit. Here you can see how people lived in the eighteenth and nineteenth century in Iceland.

Thank au_urherd_ss
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Beautiful scenery and interesting look into the Icelandic farming lifestyle of the past. The home, kitchen, barn and working area all kept under the sod houses. It was all well preserved and interesting.

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 28 January 2017

really impressive farmhouses built with peat, that give you a clear evidence about life-style as well as how very few trees were around. Most houses are still furnished with period elements to help you deep dive into their lifestyle. You should not miss this place...More

Thank franco_muc
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We have spotted this place from the road and stopped for a visit and we did not regret it. To see how people in Icelad lived some time ago was very interesting. The scenery is amazing.

Thank daco1080
Reviewed 6 January 2017

One of the reason of traveling to distant places is to see how people live, their houses, their food, and their customs. Glaumbaer Museum show how people of Iceland adapted their houses to a place with no large trees. Their materials were rocks, insulated by...More

2  Thank maiczm
Reviewed 29 October 2016

When RingRoading Iceland, a pace to stop, and let yourselves go back in time; Icelandic (turfed) life Do not forget to enjoy the most delicious fish-soup and the rhubarb pancakes !! (for the whole of Iceland: its not cheap, but very worthwhile)

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Nice to see typical houses and there history but the admission fee is high. After visit go for a pot of tea in the thea room with traditional cake of biscuit,

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I really liked that you could walk around and inside the sod houses. My kids noted how funny it was that nowadays were looking into rooftop lawns and gardens. The Icelandic people had it all figured out a long time ago.

Thank Russell P
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect pit stop to stretch out the legs and have a picnic. It's very interesting to see how innovative Icelanders were.

Thank stephanie g
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