Turf house in Hjararhagi

  • Torfhsin  Hjararhaga
  • Torfhsin  Hjararhaga
  • Torfhsin  Hjararhaga
  • Torfhsin  Hjararhaga
  • Torfhsin  Hjararhaga
  • Torfhsin  Hjararhaga
  • Torfhsin  Hjararhaga
  • Torfhsin  Hjararhaga
  • Torfhsin  Hjararhaga
  • Torfhsin  Hjararhaga

The turf houses of Hjararhagi farm

For centuries the outhouses of Hjararhagi were in a cluster of six buildings, most of them still in use until the 1970s. Today, the two old sheephouses are the only ones still standing, the others were demolished in the 1970s to make space for Road No 1.

The houses came under the supervision of the National Building Heritage Board of Iceland and are now supervised by the Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland.

The style and materials of the buildings are traditional, turf, stone and wood, and roofs lined with brushwood under a cover of turf.

You are welcome to look around and take pictures but walk with care.

These turf houses are typical for the single feeding-line sheephouse. They were only slightly modified during their time of use and all basic dimensions are original. The houses have now been restored to a completely original state, as all latter-day modifications have been removed.

In later years Efstahs was used as a lambhs (house for sheep in their first year), almost unchanged from its original form.



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  • Turf house in Hjararhagi

    Gmlu fjrhsin tv eru a sem eftir stendur af sex hsayrpingu sem hafa veri til Hjararhaga fr munat og voru notkun fram undir 1980.

    Torfhsin eru dmiger einstuhs, hluti af fornri tihsayrpingu sem var fjarlg a hluta vegna nndar vi veg nr.1 um 1970.

    Breytingar hsum eru nr engar gegnum tina og allt grunnform er upprunalegt. Hsin eru upprunalegu horfi og sari tma vibtur fjarlgar. Hsfriunarnefnd san Minjastofnun er me yfirumsjn me hsunum.

    Byggingarlag og efni er hefbundin, torf, grjt, trjviur og hrs undir torfi.

    Velkomin a skoa og taka myndir, en fari varlega

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