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Nupsstadur Farm and Church

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Address: Skaftarhreppur, Vik, Iceland

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quaint place - historic

This is worth a stop if you are driving along the south road. You really get the feeling you are on a farm that lasted for centuries, and the pictures of the turf buildings are a... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
Houston, Texas
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Zurich, Switzerland
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

road to the farm is closed (private property), no indication as to if / when it might be open again.

2 Thank Pantelejka
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This farm now has a locked gate and a sign that it is private property. Looks very interesting from the road and a beautiful location but don't plan to make a stop.

4 Thank Justin L
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

A great place to stop for 30 min if passing. The farm was abandoned 30 years or so ago and hasn't been touched since as such it gives you a great insight into what it must have been like to live in such a remote community. There are great opportunities to photograph the landscape with the outbuildings and chapel given... More 

Thank spwilliams13
ulster county, ny
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This is a short and very sweet stop right on Route 1 not too far from Vik. You can look around the buildings and the church and even enter the church and a couple of the other buildings. Really interesting look into Icelandic farm life. And traditional buildings. The setting is fantastically beautiful - waterfalls, cliffs in two directions, flat... More 

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Houston, Texas
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is worth a stop if you are driving along the south road. You really get the feeling you are on a farm that lasted for centuries, and the pictures of the turf buildings are a nice contrast to all of your glaciers and waterfalls. Park along the road and walk in. You can go in the little chapel, too.

Thank traveling_fr0m_TX
Montreal, Canada
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191 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We planned on stopping here, and almost missed it. You really need to look for the sign on the side of the road for Nupsstadur since the village is far from the road. We parked across the street on a small patch of gravel and walked up the path (took about 10 minutes to walk in the rain). We explored... More 

1 Thank ellasbabe
jackson, wy
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

A good representation of old homes and buildings in Iceland. Walk at your leisure to explore the area and the buildings. An interesting view of life as it was.

2 Thank dick6645
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I was driving back from the extraordinary Reynisfjara Beach and I recognised these little houses from the internet. I got out (in the freezing cold) of the car and walked towards these uncommon houses. There wasn't much to see or do apart from a few happy snaps. I would be disappointed if I drove such a long way to see... More 

1 Thank Nikola D
Coimbra, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The village is by Road 1 on the way between Vík and Jokulsárlón. It's really small and abandoned but there you will be able to see one of the few turf churches of Iceland which is in a very good state of conservation. The surrounding landscape is just as lovely.

2 Thank FÁTIMA G
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110 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Don't miss this place while you drive the ring road. The location is stunning, and the little church is one of the cutest we saw during our Iceland trip. Actually you can enter the site and visit the outside of the various buildings even if the access seems closed.

2 Thank Riccardo C

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