Bustarfellsafleggjari, Vopnafjordur, Iceland
Bustarfell Vopnafjordur Reviews
Jan 14, 2008
Bustarfell is a folkmuseum and one of Iceland’s best-kept and most beautiful traditional turf farmhouses.
The Bustarfell Folk Museum The old turf farm at Burstafell is amongst the finest farm buildings of its kind in Iceland. It has been preserved as an outstanding example of a traditional farmstead and family seat, complete with fittings and household objects. The oldest part of the farm, the pantry, kitchen and hallways, dates from c. 1770. The farm was lived in until 1966
The farm is inmost in Hofsárdalur and stands under the mountain of the same name.
Bustarfell was the chieftain’s and sheriff’s manor and a large farm. Part of the farmhouse is from c.1770, and it is one of the best-preserved turf houses in the country. The same family has owned the farm since 1532. The old turfhouse was lived in until 1966.
Along the road, at the edge of the Bustarfell cliff is a scenic marker and a wonderful outlook over all of Vopnafjörður.
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