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Núpsstaður is the easternmost farm in Skaftárhreppur district and lies east of Lómagnúpur. At Núpsstaður there are remarkable old buildings that are believed to be typical for farms in Iceland in past centuries. The most noteworthy of these is the chapel, one of few remaining turf churches in the country. It is believed that the chapel is mostly from a church that was built around 1650, but a church was abandoned there in 1765. In 1930 the chapel was the first house in the country to be proclaimed inviolate, and in 1961 it was re-consecrated. The beauty of the environment surrounding Núpsstaður is well known. The area reaches from the ocean and black sands and all the way to Vatnajökull. Núpsstaður lies right by the Skaftafell National Park and volcanic eruptions, glaciers and lakes have shaped the environment there, in addition to shaping diverse formations.

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Comments (12)

Heinz Peierl on June 12, 2011


like 1

Viele Grüße von der Mosel


角谷雅一 on June 12, 2011

The church was buried in the soil.


Best wishes from cadiyan.(^^)/~~

Gyula Kaszás on June 12, 2011

Wonderful Y! Greetings Gyula..

javad aleali on June 12, 2011

Excellent photo


Petr19, Zastávka, CZ on June 13, 2011

Velmi zajímavá stavba, snad sklep ? L-5, zdravím, Petr

caner cömertel on June 17, 2011

Very good photo.



Vasilij on June 18, 2011

Красиво! Нравится. С уважением, Василий.

行者无路 on June 19, 2011

Very wonderful shot !!! Like

Best greetings from China !行者无路

Mihály Mondovics on June 19, 2011

Superb shot!
Regards Misi

Prasenjit Nag on June 19, 2011

Wonderful Perspective on a Lovely Landscape!!

Great Shot!


Have A Nice Day Prasenjit

Zabb Csaba on June 25, 2011

Wonderful scenery, nice composition and colors. Like!

Kind regards, Csaba

Reiner Dörrenbach on August 6, 2011

Beautiful little chapel! like

Best regards, Reiner

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 10, 2011
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    by annag@visir.is
    • Camera: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2010/07/28 12:54:07
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.33 EV
    • No flash