Bustarfell, a manor farm through the ages, with a long history. The farm has been in the same family since 1532.
This turf house with red gables and grass–grown roof is one of the oldest and best preserved farms of its kind in Iceland. The house preserves much history about Iceland and its people.
In 1770, sadly, the original farm burned down, but it was quickly rebuilt and was lived in until 1966.
Then the family built a new house on Bustarfell which they still live in.
Now there is a museum.The houses were sold to the Icelandic nation in 1943 by Methúsalem Methúsalemsson. They are now preserved by the Icelandic National Museum.
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.
Beside Bustarfell Museum is Café Croft placed.