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Glaumbaer Museum

Glaumbaer, Varmahlid 560, Iceland
(0354) 453 6173
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awesome farm village

very cool views, nice areas to walk around, stunning church. We did not go inside the farm house... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Danielle L
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Tampa, Florida
Very interesting museum

This was a wonderful stop along our Ring Road journey. The turf house complex was very interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gjwalters
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Glaumbaer, Varmahlid 560, Iceland
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(0354) 453 6173
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Reviewed 6 days ago

very cool views, nice areas to walk around, stunning church. We did not go inside the farm house but it looked really cool and something you should check out.

Thank Danielle L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful stop along our Ring Road journey. The turf house complex was very interesting and informative and the lunch at the tea room was delicious. The "do not touch" signs on every single item in the museum was a little overdone but...More

Thank gjwalters
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed learning about the past life in the settlement and the life in it. It is special type of architecture we have never seen before. It is worth to pay the entrance fee to see how it looks like inside. We were surprised to...More

Thank Martin L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great way to learn about Iceland's history and turf houses. The preserved furnishings/museum provided insight into living in a turf house. The old farmhouse and living quarters are furnished with artifacts to help visualize life throughout the year during the 18th and...More

Thank Trudy M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of my favorite places on our Ring Road tour in Iceland. The museum features an excellently preserved collection of turf houses that you can go into. My kids, who are not usually into history, found it fascinating. You can look at the...More

Thank Anonymous3622
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glaumbaer was initially Snorri Porfinnson’s farm (first son of Europeans to be born on the American continent). It was then then an old Icelandic farm which consists of a complex of buildings united by a central passageway, made with turf construction. You can tour this...More

Thank Debbie S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice area to learn about Icelandic history of this region. Yes, an entrance fee, but reasonable and kids 17 and under are free. My kids really enjoyed this visit.

Thank DKPuck
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An expensive entrance fee so we were not inside the houses. But a very fine tea house where we had our lunch.

Thank Medborgeren
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We had a very pleasant stop here. The houses are very interesting and well presented and well worth a look. There is a tea room serving tea, coffee, biscuits and cake (try the layer cake - traditional fare, sweet and cinnamon yum) on site (looks...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Nice little wander, not open in the winter but the cafe next door is and does an amazing spread. Good for photos

Thank millington101
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