Höfundur: Hildur Hermóðsdóttir

Iceland´s turf houses have an important place in the country´s national heritage, and are unique in the world. From the settlement of Iceland around 900 AD until the early 20th century Icelandic people lived in such buildings. Today only a handful of these turf houses and churches remail. The Icelandic turf house tradition is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This unique publication showcases some examples of Icelandic turf houses from various periods in the country´s history.