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Skógar Museum

The sod farm is a collection of houses from different farms in the area. It is a beautiful combination of a three gabled farm connected to the forth house to the east, a cross-constructed cow shed from the farm Hus in the Holt County. It has a heavy, flat stone over the door as was usual in the past. The sod farm therefore not an exact replica of any specified old farm. The westernmost house is a black-tarred gable with three white painted windows. Originally it is the guest quarters of the farm at Nordur-Gotur of the Myrdalur Valley (1896). In the middle is a so-called “Badstofa”, eating, sleeping and working quarters of the people, at the farm Arnarholl in the Landeyjar County (1895). It has one white painted window on a black-tarred gable, which does not reach the ground. Quite a few species of flowers decorate the stonewalls of this part of the farm, among them roseroots, which were believed to protect houses against fires. The third house in the row is a tool shed. In front of this romantic combination is an artificial well with a winch from the farm Hvoll in the Myrdalur Valley (1896).

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  • Uploaded on March 2, 2012
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    • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
    • Taken on 2011/08/08 14:30:35
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.33 EV
    • No flash