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 Hofsardalur valley in Vopnafjordur. The farmhouses were originally erected in 1770 but have 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 workshops 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.
Bustarfell museum – opening hours
June 1st – September 20th: Daily from 10-17
Winter: Upon request
Adults: 1100 ISK
Children 9-12: 300 ISK
Children 0-8: Free
Senior citizens: 900 ISK
Where is Bustarfell?
Bustarfell is only a easy 20 minute drive southwest from Vopnafjordur village in Northeast Iceland.
GPS: 65.6152928 N, -15.1020169 W