Turf House

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  • Address: Gaulverjabæjarvegur, Iceland, Selfoss
  • Timings: 01:00 pm - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +354-6948108
  • Ticket Price: 15 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids

A great way to learn about the heritage and culture of island is by visiting the Turf House in Selfoss. The turf houses have played an important role in Icelandic lives thanks to the insulation and warmth they provide. Visitors can explore the old farmstead which is a collection of the houses built from turf. There are a collection of photographs and models that help visitors understand the structure of such houses and how they work to provide insulation. The museum provides ample information of how the Icelandic culture was developed in these houses. When here, visitors can sample some of the traditional countryside recipes in Iceland in the café present inside the museum.

Entrance Ticket Details For Turf House

  • Children (7-16): 6 USD

Turf House Hours

  • Given timings are for Sunday.
  • Visiting on other days is open only for groups of 5 or more on prior booking.

How to Reach Turf House

  • You can hire a car or taxi to get here.

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  • Turf House Address: Gaulverjabæjarvegur, Iceland, Selfoss
  • Turf House Contact Number: +354-6948108
  • Turf House Timing: 01:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Turf House Price: 15 USD
  • Time required to visit Turf House: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 3.5% of people who visit Selfoss include Turf House in their plan

  • 81.82% of people start their Turf House visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Turf House


95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Turf House

People normally club together Fjorubordid Restaurant and Tre Og List while planning their visit to Turf House.

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Turf House Reviews & Ratings

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  • Fascinating insight into life in a turf house. The tour was delivered with great passion by the owner.The best museum we have been to in Iceland.

  • I loved the authenticity of this turf house tour and the tiny portions of traditional Iceland food that comes with it. The place was renovated by the original occupant's grandson who used to spend his summers here. He is one of the few craftsman left in Iceland who actually knows how to build a turf house and teaches the craft to visiting university students. Very informative and in summer there is a cozy traditional "café" on the premises.

  • A big plus goes to the couple Hannes and Kristín to restore the old turf House at Eystri-Meðalholt. There are not many turf houses like this in their original setting in South Iceland, but there are more in the north. Got to know the reason yesterday: Due to the wet condition in the south, the farms had to be rebuild every ~40 years, but It is much drier in the north, where couple of farms like this still stand (as museums). The couple has collected many photos of the turf houses around the country and display them in their relatively newly build museum house. Yesterday these two visionaries gave the tour themselves, and it was terrific because they love the subject so much. It is, however, unlikely that they can give the tour themselves all the time, once the visitor numbers rises.

  • In the winter it is open after 14:00.

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