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Nupsstadur Farm and Church

#14 of 25 things to do in Vik Features Animals
Skaftarhreppur, Vik, Iceland
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No longer open

road to the farm is closed (private property), no indication as to if / when it might be open again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Zurich, Switzerland
No longer open to public

This farm now has a locked gate and a sign that it is private property. Looks very interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Justin L
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Skaftarhreppur, Vik, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

road to the farm is closed (private property), no indication as to if / when it might be open again.

2  Thank Pantelejka
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This farm now has a locked gate and a sign that it is private property. Looks very interesting from the road and a beautiful location but don't plan to make a stop.

4  Thank Justin L
Reviewed 27 March 2017

A great place to stop for 30 min if passing. The farm was abandoned 30 years or so ago and hasn't been touched since as such it gives you a great insight into what it must have been like to live in such a remote...More

Thank spwilliams13
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This is a short and very sweet stop right on Route 1 not too far from Vik. You can look around the buildings and the church and even enter the church and a couple of the other buildings. Really interesting look into Icelandic farm life....More

Thank janetpackard
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is worth a stop if you are driving along the south road. You really get the feeling you are on a farm that lasted for centuries, and the pictures of the turf buildings are a nice contrast to all of your glaciers and waterfalls....More

Thank traveling_fr0m_TX
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We planned on stopping here, and almost missed it. You really need to look for the sign on the side of the road for Nupsstadur since the village is far from the road. We parked across the street on a small patch of gravel and...More

1  Thank ellasbabe
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A good representation of old homes and buildings in Iceland. Walk at your leisure to explore the area and the buildings. An interesting view of life as it was.

2  Thank dick6645
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I was driving back from the extraordinary Reynisfjara Beach and I recognised these little houses from the internet. I got out (in the freezing cold) of the car and walked towards these uncommon houses. There wasn't much to see or do apart from a few...More

1  Thank Nikola D
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The village is by Road 1 on the way between Vík and Jokulsárlón. It's really small and abandoned but there you will be able to see one of the few turf churches of Iceland which is in a very good state of conservation. The surrounding...More

2  Thank FÁTIMA G
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Don't miss this place while you drive the ring road. The location is stunning, and the little church is one of the cutest we saw during our Iceland trip. Actually you can enter the site and visit the outside of the various buildings even if...More

2  Thank Riccardo C
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Jessa B
Anyone have directions here?? It is not on google maps....
26 July 2015|
Response from tibiciman | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It is actually pretty straightforward to find. It is just a bit off the main road around Kalfafel. It is pretty easy to miss though... Just Google "South Iceland Nupsstadur", there you will find a short description and... More
lollypop v
can we arrive walking from the centre of VIk? Is open in november?
18 July 2015|
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