Old turfhouse at Bustarfell in East Iceland

Bustarfell in Vopnafjörður, East Iceland is one of best preserved turf houses in Iceland. Built 1770 and inhabited until 1966.

Today the old turf hosue is a museum that shows clearly the lifestyle changes that occured from the time it was buildt until the family moved into a “new house” in 1966. Guests can follow the difference in the standards for quality, for example when there came running water into the house, and a heating system.

You can read more about Bustarfell and surrounding area at page 384 in the Iceland Road Guide book.