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Glaumbaer Folk Museum, Skagafjordur

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... For me, the construction methods are actually the least interesting thing about Glaumbaer, but as for many of you they might be the most, let's start there. The buildings The museum comprises a central farm complex dating from the 18th and 19th centuries and largely surviving until ... Read review

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Grass Roofs and grass roots at Glaumbaer Review with images

AdvantagesInsight into an only recently vanished way of life

DisadvantagesNone, unless you hit the crowds

"...bathing and laundry facilities. Glaumbaer sits hard by the river one could only assume that it was down to the bank side for both. '''Gilstofa''' The smaller timber house came from Espihóll in Eyafjördur. In 1861 or 1862 the owner became a district administrator in Skagafjördur, so naturally he took his house with him. Apparently this was common practice. The house would be dismantled and the timber would either be slid over the winter ice (pulled ..." Read review
26.07.2010

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