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"Glaumbær Farm & Museum is an open-air museum showcasing traditional Icelandic turf houses and farm buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. Located in Skagafjörður, North Iceland, it offers a glimpse into the lives of Icelandic farmers from a bygone era. Here's what you can expect at Glaumbær: Glaumbær consists of 13 turf buildings, with the "newest" addition built in 1876-1879. These traditional turf houses feature grass-covered roofs and stone walls, providing excellent insulation against the harsh Icelandic climate. The farm also includes timber-framed buildings used for various purposes. The museum buildings are furnished with traditional Icelandic furniture, utensils, and tools, offering a glimpse into the everyday lives of Icelandic farmers from a bygone era. You can see how they lived, cooked, and worked the land. The farm has been in existence since the settlement of Iceland in the year 874, making it a place steeped in history. The oldest parts of the turf houses date back to the mid-18th century, and the entire complex was designated a protected site in 1947. It's now owned by the National Museum of Iceland and operated by the Skagafjörður Heritage Museum."
"A farmhouse is said to have stood on the hill at Glaumbaer since the Age of the Settlements (900 AD). The form of the farmhouse as it is today is similar to that of many large farmhouses in Skagafjordur from the 18th and 19th centuries. The farmhouse is built of turf, stones, and timber. The walls are built of stones and pieces of turf are laid up in a herringbone pattern with long turf strips between the layers. The farmhouse consists of a total of 13 buildings (houses), each of which had its own function. The main unit is the badstofa, a communal eating/sleeping room, where people sat to do their handiwork. Food was stored and prepared in the pantry and kitchen. The front hall, passages, and south entrance (Brandahus) provided access throughout the farm house. 1 hour 15 minutes to explore."

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