Mjóstræti is one of the finest and best-preserved streets of timber houses in Reykjavik. The houses date from 1903-1908, designed and built by Icelandic builders. Three of the town’s most active master carpenters built themselves homes on Mjóstræti, at nos. 5, 7 and 10. These houses are examples of the splendid final stage of the Icelandic timber house, outstanding for size, style and workmanship.