Litlibær farm

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Litlibær Farm is a small turf-roofed farmhouse built in 1894 and acquired by the National Museum of Iceland in 1999. When I visited in June, one of the owners of the property was oDSC_0216utside tending to some plants while his dog wandered about the premises. I had just seen harbour seals relaxing on rocks nearby and was looking forward to this last stop before the long 450km drive back to Reykjavik.

You can enter the property and see the old artefacts for free, but I highly recommend stopping for some waffles with coffee, tea or hot chocolate which you can purchase for a modest 1000ISK. The owner was a lovely lady who spoke very little English, but she was still very welcoming and we communicated through the language of smiles. The waffles were hot and tasty and came with two sweet jams – one blueberry and one rhubarb. Rhubarbs, as it turned out, were the plants the man had been tending in the front garden.

Litlibær Farm can be found on Road 61 near Fjord Skotufjordur, by fjord Isafjardardjup in Isafjörður (Town 401). It is definitely worth a visit if you are travelling along this route, though note that you will probably not stop here for an entire day. Litlibær can provide half an hour to an hour’s worth of interest, which is why I would recommend it if you are travelling along this route or planning a day full of various activities.

 

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13 comments

    1. My boyfriend’s family drove us to Ìsafjördur and showed us sights in the town there. I brought along my lonely planet guide but they knew the best places to go. The farm was lovely, definitely visit if you travel that way again!

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