Interesting houses on Iceland

Iceland1When I was in Iceland, I also went to the old rectory at Laufás (30 km from Akureyri). The oldest part was built in 1840. Nowadays, it´s a small museum – open between 9:00-17:00 from 1st of June to 31th of August.

Iceland2It is assumed that there lived between 20 and 30 people at Laufás because it was also a farm where people had to care for themselves.

Iceland3The architecture was very interesting. And this one is considered to be the prototype of Icelandic architecture with many gables side by side. But mostly the fact that the houses were built with turf pieces took my attention. What an ecological thinking? But I guess the turf helped to isolate better.

Iceland4Iceland5So, just in case you are planning a trip to Iceland, make sure to visit this place, too.

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