The Bustarfell museum house preserves much history about Iceland and its people. A visit to the Museum at Bustarfell is a journey through the history of farming and changes in lifestyle from the beginning of the 18th century to the mid-20th century.
Gljufrasteinn was the home and workplace of Halldor Laxness (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955) and his family for more than half a century. It has now been opened to the public as a museum, unchanged from when Laxness lived there.
Over a thousand years ago, Viking adventurers discovered a large untouched island in the north Atlantic and claimed the land for their own. A rapid period of settlement ensued and thus the Icelandic nation was born.
The Icelandic Emigration Centre at Hofsos opened in 1996 and the scale of its operations has expanded every year since. All sorts of services are offered on site, including a conference room, library and shop. The souvenir shop is situated in the same place as the old co-operative used to be a fitting continuation of the building's trading tradition.