Bustarfell

Bustarfell is on of the oldest and best preserved farms of its kind in Iceland. It´s an ancient manor and one of the largest estates in Vopnafjörður.

The museum in Bustarfell’s house preserves much history about Iceland and its people. It´s a journey through the history of farming and changes in lifestyles from the beginning of the 18th century to the mid. 20th century. Most of the artifacts in the museum’s collection where donated and are connected to the history of Vopnafjordur and rural life in former times.

Bustarfell is one of the few remaining turf farms in East Iceland. It is located in Hofsárdalur in Vopnafjörður. The farmhouses were originally erected in 1770 but has undergone many changes through the years. The lodgings were inhabited until 1966. Since then they have been under the protection of the National Museum. Bustarfell is a very active hertiage museum today and on special occasions worksops are set afoot to commemorate ways and workmanship of days of yore.. Located next to the farm is the "Croft café". A hiking path takes visitors to the "Stone of the Elf lady", the source of a legendary tale.