Bustarfell is one of Iceland’s oldest and best preserved farms. It’s an ancient manor and represents one of the largest estates in Vopnafjordur.
The museum in Bustarfell’s house preserves much history about Iceland and its people. A visit here is a journey through the history of farming and how daily life changed from the beginning of the 18th century to the mid-20th century. Most of the items in the collection are donations from locals.
Located in Hofsardalur valley, Bustarfell is one of the few remaining turf farms in East Iceland. The farmhouses date back to 1770 but have undergone many changes through the years. People lived here until 1966. Since then, the farm has been under the protection of the National Museum. Bustarfell is a very active hertitage museum. Special workshops take place to commemorate the ways and workmanship of past times. 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 local legend.
Bustarfell museum – opening hours
June 1st – September 20th: Daily from 10am – 17 (5pm)
21st September – 31st May: Upon request
Where is Bustarfell?
Bustarfell is an easy 20 minute drive southwest from Vopnafjordur village in Northeast Iceland.
GPS: 65.6152928 N, -15.1020169 W