The Way of the Past
Constructed using driftwood found in Vopnafjörður, a town 60 kilometres away, all materials had to be brought in with a team of horses over rough terrain.
Initially, the farm had one house. The people stayed on the upper floor and kept their sheep on the ground floor. This was practical for keeping the sheep safe and warm as well as using the sheep’s body heat to keep people warm but, as the farm got bigger, the people spread their livestock between different buildings, which are open to visitors today.
Lilja has also added a few touches like a chicken coup and a homemade refrigerator that runs without electricity.