Ever since 1952 the turf farmhouse of Glaumbaer has served as the main exhibition for the Skagafjordur Heritage Museum. Within the authentic buildings, everyday tools are displayed in their natural environment, bearing witness to vanished times and the daily activities of people in Iceland's past. At the Glaumbaer site you'll also find two 19th-century wooden houses, Gilsstofa and Ashus. The latter of these serves as a coffeehouse and museum store, so that visitors can absorb the historical atmosphere while tasting delicious breads and pastries baked in traditional Icelandic fashion.
The Heritage House presents exhibitions on the interaction of individuals with their social environment. Exhibits show four tradesmen’s workshops (a carpenter, a blacksmith, a watchmaker and a saddle maker) dating from the 20th century, personal history of thelocal novelist Guðrún Baldvina Árnadóttir (see picture on the bottom right) as well as sample from private collections.