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The Old Farmhouse Laufas

Is-601, Akureyri, Iceland
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SO Interesting!

This is a really interesting place to visit, and you will come away with a greater appreciation of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
03Val48
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Silverton, Oregon
Worth the side trip

A lot of people visit the major waterfalls and sights in the area but miss this little gem. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RetiredLass
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Windsor, Canada
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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“turf houses” (13 reviews)
“gift shop” (8 reviews)
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Is-601, Akureyri, Iceland
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a really interesting place to visit, and you will come away with a greater appreciation of the early settlers in Iceland. Be sure to pay the admission and wander through the house as it is amazing, and there are several guides inside who...More

Thank 03Val48
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of people visit the major waterfalls and sights in the area but miss this little gem. It is worth an hour of your time to poke around in. It is about a ten minute ride off the major highway #1. Watch for signs...More

Thank RetiredLass
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice to see real turf houses that people lived in until 1936. Never seen this style of houses before. Open to walk inside

Thank beritlove
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Laufas was the residence of a chieftain. It is located on the estuary of the River Fnjoska. The house is a 12 room, turf-clad timber building. The floors are dirt (carpet runner on top), the hall is under 5' in height in many places. The...More

Thank ranles76
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Cost to get in but the person selling the tickets was very friendly, explained everything clearly, and answered our questions well. Was very interesting to see some of the history of the region. We were lucky enough to be there when there were no coach...More

Thank Jupe106
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this turf house on July 24. Our guide explained the significance of the home (for pastor of the adjacent church and his wife). It was fascinating to go from room to room and see how they lived. GREAT, interesting visit....More

Thank virginian9
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The museum is on the farm land where the current farm is still very much in operation. The church and cemetery are active parts. The life style is well represented. Restaurant, gift shop, and rest rooms all available. Dinning area has a children's set of...More

Thank P52F48B84V88
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Laufás are turf homes(best-preserved examples of how Icelanders used to live in ancient times). It is near Akureyri (second big city of iceland) and there the sky is great to see the Northern Lights (between November and February is the best time). Aurora forecast Iceland...More

Thank PatriLou
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing place to see -the house is really interesting and unusual. Make sure you don't miss out the last part of the ground floor at the end as the exit is on the first floor.

Thank Lynn G
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The house and church are very interesting and the staff informative, but if there are more than 6 or 8 people in the either it becomes a slog. We arrived before 10am on a Monday and only one other couple was there but about 40...More

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ronnieg804
18 July 2016|
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Response from johnny-glen | Reviewed this property |
We went with Celebrity and took a private tour so cannot help you specifically. There is more than one location of 'turfed houses' . If you want to visit these particular ones you will need to contact RCI. Enjoy your trip... More
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suz8483
3 February 2015|
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Response from Patricia W | Reviewed this property |
The Farmhouse is a car ride away from the ships docking area . You would have to book a private trip or use a local taxi company .
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