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Settlement Farm Replica Planned near Reykjavík

A farm similar to those built by Iceland’s first settlers in the 9th century is to be constructed on the land of Selholt in Mosfellsdalur valley outside Mosfellsbær, a neighboring town of Reykjavík, by next summer.

The innovative project, initiated by young historians, is being carried out in collaboration with investors and local authorities in Mosfellsbær, Morgunblaðið reports.

The land where the settlement farm will be located is undergoing development and is in the process of being changed from a traditional agricultural area to an area for tourism services.

Mosfellsdalur is already frequented by tourists as the valley leads to Þingvellir National Park, one of the most popular destinations in Iceland and for many the starting or end point of the Golden Circle day tour.

Gljúfrasteinn, a museum which used to be the home of Nobel Prize in Literature Laureate Halldór Laxness, is also located in Mosfellsdalur.

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