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Bustarfell turf house and museum, close to the town of Vopnafjörður in the Eastfjords of Iceland is a quaint, old Icelandic turf and stone house with red gables and a grass-grown roof.

Nearby places: Vopnafjörður, Héraðsflói, Egilsstaðir

In 1532, the farm was bought by Árni Brandsson and his wife Úlfheiður. The farm has been owned by their descendants ever since.

A visit to the museum at Bustarfell is a journey through the history of farming and changes in lifestyle from the beginning of the 18th century to the mid-20th century. When walking through the museum you feel the inhabitants have only just left the house.

Like other turf structures, the farmhouse at Bustarfell has evolved over the centuries. The oldest part of the present building dates from after a disastrous fire in 1769. The café Hjáleigan – Kaffihús, adjacent to the old farmhouse is open daily during the summer season.

You can find more information about this fascinating area at https://www.visitvopnafjordur.com/en