Come and experience the history and beauty of Keldur Farm in South Iceland. This farm is home to one of the oldest surviving turf buildings in Iceland, and it’s a must-see for anyone interested in Icelandic history and architecture.
According to the historic Njal’s Saga, the location was founded in the year 1,000 CE. However, current estimates place the settlement as much older. The farm consists of around 18 turf structures that are still standing, each with its own unique character and charm.
One of the most fascinating features of Keldur Farm is the centuries-old escape tunnel built in times of conflict. Visitors can see the exit of the tunnels and imagine what it must have been like to live in a time of constant danger and uncertainty.
The farm where these turf houses are located is near the volcano Hekla, and the rocks from its eruptions have long been used to build the houses. This gives the buildings a unique and beautiful appearance, and it’s a testament to the resourcefulness of those who lived here.
During the summer, a guided tour will be offered every day at 11:00 and 15:00. The guided tour is included in the admission price, and it’s the perfect way to learn more about the history and culture of this fascinating location. The knowledgeable guides will take you through the buildings and to the tunnels, sharing stories and insights along the way.
At Keldur Farm, you’ll experience a side of Iceland that most tourists never get to see. You’ll step back in time and imagine what life was like for the people who lived here centuries ago. It’s a unique and unforgettable experience that you won’t want to miss. So come and visit Keldur Farm and discover the magic of Iceland’s past. Book now to reserve your spot!
- Entry to the museum site
- Guided tour at 11:00 and 15:00
- Transportation to and from the site
Good to know
- You’ll book a tour at 11:00 or 15:00, but if your plan changes you are welcome to visit Keldur during opening hours (10:00 am-17:00 pm) and the guide will show you around inside the Turf farm as soon as they can. You might have to wait a bit, but the surrounding is beautiful.
What to bring
- Dress according to the weather
From 1,500 kr. /pp.