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Traditional Icelandic Farm Life at Reykjavík Museum

Old Icelandic country traditions will be presented to visitors at the Árbær Open Air Museum, located in the capital’s Árbær suburb, on Sunday, August 18, starting at 1 pm. The museum consists of old buildings from different periods.

buttermaking_arbaermuseumButter making at Árbær Museum.

The museum’s staff, dressed in periodical clothing, will provide visitors with insight into a world which has now disappeared and an opportunity to assist the ‘residents’ of the old turf farm Árbær with their daily work, as described in a press release.

In the past, no housewife was said to be able to run a farm without knowing how to make dairy products and produce woolen clothing. In the Árbær kitchen visitors will be able to observe how skyr and butter is made and in the sitting room how wool is spun.

Click here to learn more about the Árbær Open Air Museum.


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