Place of the week – Glaumbær in Skagafjörður North Iceland

The turfhouse at Glaumbær in Skagafjörður (road 75) is a part of The Skagafjörður Heritage Museum. It is a centre for conservation and research on local history and cultural heritage in the Skagafjörður district.

The old farmhouse at Glaumbær is built of turf, stones and timber. Turf houses similar to this were built all over Iceland for centuries.

Between 1879 and 1939, the farmhouse at Glaumbær remained unchanged; it was repaired and declared a conserved site in 1947, the year the last inhabitants moved out.

The Glaumbær museum ground is open 9-18 to 20th of September, entrance 1500 kr.

Visit to the museum give you a glimpse of the life of Icelanders in last century.

Place of the week – The Njal´s Saga tapestry in Hvolsvöllur

The Njal´s Saga tapestry in The Saga Centre in Hvolsvöllur South Iceland is a 90 m long wall-tapestry in progress, where Njal´s Saga – the most famous of the medieval Sagas of Iclelanders – is told and depicted from beginning to end in embroderied form.

The work started in February 2013 and now half of it has been sewn already. Most of the sewing is done by local women (and men) but over 6000 people from all around the world have taken part.

Every guest at the Saga Centre is welcome (for a small fee) to take a few stiches and become part-contributor to this very ambitious art-work.

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