Historic Buildings

Nýibær at Hólar in Hjaltadalur


Nýibær is an example of a medium-large turf farm in the Scandinavian style. This type of turf farm came about in the 19th century and is characterized by roof eaves which extend over the sides of the house while the back of the house is perpendicular to the main tunnels. Nýibær was built in 1860.