Monday, September 03, 2012


Laufás is one of Iceland's few remaining old sod houses. Other notable ones include Burstarfell, Glaumbær, Núpsstaður, Árbær, Grenjaðarstaður, Víðimýrarkirkja and Grafarkirkja

 The current house was built over several decades, starting around 1840, but people have lived on the site since settlement times. The church is still in use, but the sod house is a museum. This is an unusually grand and large example of an Icelandic sod building.

This old horse-drawn hay rake was standing abandoned in a corner of the garden. 

Here is a list of Icelandic sod houses that have been nominated as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

1 comment:

Maria Dolores Lopez Godoy said...

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