Bustarfell is located under a mountain by the same name in the valley Hofsardalur.
Bustarfell Museum is a quaint, centuries old, Icelandic turf and stone house. It is located in North East of Iceland, in the picturesque valley of Hofsárdalur, some 20 km´s from the village Tangi. It is open daily 10:00-17:00 from 10th of June to 10th of September. By request we gladly open the museum for groups at other times of the year.
This turf house with red gables and grass-grown roof is one of the oldest and best preserved farms of its kind in Iceland. The house preserves much history about Iceland and its people. A visit to the museum at Bustarfell is a journey through the history of farming and changes in lifestyle from the beginning of the 18th century to the mid-20th century. You get the feeling when you walk though the museum that the inhabitants have just left the house for a short moment in time.
In the year 1770, sadly, the original farm burned down, but was fortunately quickly rebuilt and was lived in until the year 1966, when the family built a new house where they still live. There are museum guides but also housemaps, instructions and brochures to help our visitors understand our heritage better.
Close by the museum is Croft Café where coffee and cakes are available. Groups can order before hand main courses, light meals and desserts. Please feel free to contact us for further information. Our aim is to plan a memorable time and to introduce to you Icelandic heritage.
Nearby our museum there is an easy hiking path which leads up to a big stone called „the Fairy-stone“. The path is marked but we would also be happy to walk with you and tell you our folktales and about a unique discovery that was made nearby the path. The only traces of mammals since before the ice-age that have been found in Iceland were discovered near the mountain Bustarfell. This discovery could support the theory that Iceland once was connected both to Europe and America. This path also gives a great view over Vopnafjörður and its beautiful nature.
During the summertime we also have a few domestic Icelandic animals which our guests are welcome to pet.
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Open 10:00 – 17:00 from 10th of June – 10th of September. By request at other times