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The Old Farmhouse Laufas

Is-601, Akureyri, Iceland
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Great Museum

Worth the stop to see how these old turf houses were built and lived in. Great scenery. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Joseph M
East Sandwich, United States
Old Iceland

This farmhouse is an excellent example of how Icelanders used to build their houses, although this... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Akureyri, Iceland
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“turf houses” (11 reviews)
“gift shop” (6 reviews)
“old church” (4 reviews)
Is-601, Akureyri, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth the stop to see how these old turf houses were built and lived in. Great scenery. The drive, about 30 minutes from Akureyri, is beautiful and makes the trip even better. We spent about an hour touring the place. Very nice gift shop.

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This farmhouse is an excellent example of how Icelanders used to build their houses, although this one is larger and richer than normally. It gives excellent examples of life as it was about 100 years ago.

Thank Karen190813
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with our teenage kids and we all thought it very interesting. The church was my favourite and the others of our party liked the interieur of the buildings most. Although we had the impression at first that the museum is really small...More

Thank PIA K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the Laufas Folk Museum turf house on a tour. We had an amazing glimpse of how people lived during the 17th century. There were not many windows and the house seemed to go on and on. I just don't know if I...More

Thank Scook112301
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This location is administered by the National Museum in Akureyi. It wasn't even supposed to be open when we visited. However, they opened for a tour and welcomed us in. The turf house complex and church were built between 1865-1870. The church pulpit had wood...More

Thank CKT808
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not so very long ago, Icelanders lived in these turf houses. Today, tourists can walk through them and see what they were like. The exhibits are very detailed and those working there gave great stories/tales about how the houses were used and who lived there...More

Thank Brittany R
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Our whale watching trip was cancelled, thus time for Laufas. How glad I am that we had a chance to visit this authentic farmhouse. The traditional wedding cake and coffee was a welcomed treat.

Thank ELLlady
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is a definite must-see! As part of our tour, we were given a talk by the owner, dressed in traditional garb about the history of the farm. We were given a lovely rhubarb coffee cake & coffee, while she spoke. Afterwards, we were able...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

It's amazing to see such a small turf houses have so many rooms in it, this is an interesting part of Icelandic history. The place is peaceful, well maintained and have a fantastic view. Not many tourists here, we had the whole place to ourselves...More

Thank Forevermui
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Laufas is a well preserved old farm house that takes you back in time with 16 rooms with artifacts. A great experience into history. Views from the house were stunning. Highly recommend you stop for a visit.

Thank 480teresa
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17 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
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 .