We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Nupsstadur Farm and Church

Certificate of Excellence
Features Animals
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Skaftarhreppur, Vik, Iceland
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 56 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
quaint place - historic

This is worth a stop if you are driving along the south road. You really get the feeling you are on a farm that lasted for centuries, and the pictures of the turf buildings are a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
traveling_fr0m_TX
,
Houston, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 35: English reviews
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place to stop for 30 min if passing. The farm was abandoned 30 years or so ago and hasn't been touched since as such it gives you a great insight into what it must have been like to live in such a remote community. There are great opportunities to photograph the landscape with the outbuildings and chapel given... More 

Helpful?
Thank spwilliams13
ulster county, ny
Level Contributor
148 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a short and very sweet stop right on Route 1 not too far from Vik. You can look around the buildings and the church and even enter the church and a couple of the other buildings. Really interesting look into Icelandic farm life. And traditional buildings. The setting is fantastically beautiful - waterfalls, cliffs in two directions, flat... More 

Helpful?
Thank janetpackard
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
131 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is worth a stop if you are driving along the south road. You really get the feeling you are on a farm that lasted for centuries, and the pictures of the turf buildings are a nice contrast to all of your glaciers and waterfalls. Park along the road and walk in. You can go in the little chapel, too.

Helpful?
Thank traveling_fr0m_TX
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
190 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We planned on stopping here, and almost missed it. You really need to look for the sign on the side of the road for Nupsstadur since the village is far from the road. We parked across the street on a small patch of gravel and walked up the path (took about 10 minutes to walk in the rain). We explored... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ellasbabe
jackson, wy
Level Contributor
112 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A good representation of old homes and buildings in Iceland. Walk at your leisure to explore the area and the buildings. An interesting view of life as it was.

Helpful?
1 Thank dick6645
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I was driving back from the extraordinary Reynisfjara Beach and I recognised these little houses from the internet. I got out (in the freezing cold) of the car and walked towards these uncommon houses. There wasn't much to see or do apart from a few happy snaps. I would be disappointed if I drove such a long way to see... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Nikola D
Coimbra, Portugal
Level Contributor
44 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The village is by Road 1 on the way between Vík and Jokulsárlón. It's really small and abandoned but there you will be able to see one of the few turf churches of Iceland which is in a very good state of conservation. The surrounding landscape is just as lovely.

Helpful?
2 Thank FÁTIMA G
Level Contributor
110 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Don't miss this place while you drive the ring road. The location is stunning, and the little church is one of the cutest we saw during our Iceland trip. Actually you can enter the site and visit the outside of the various buildings even if the access seems closed.

Helpful?
2 Thank Riccardo C
Florida
Level Contributor
123 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

gives a nice feel to make short walk to this old house and church grass covered roof,keep an eye out for this on route one easy to miss

Helpful?
2 Thank rav t
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Level Contributor
256 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This farm and church are so cool to see! We were driving by on Ring Road coming back from Vik and pulled over to see. Very old and neat to see that moss growing on the roof tops. Very picturesque. Definitely stop and spend a moment here.

Helpful?
2 Thank ddallas1969

Travellers who viewed Nupsstadur Farm and Church also viewed

 

Been to Nupsstadur Farm and Church? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Nupsstadur Farm and Church and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Nupsstadur Farm and Church staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?