Yesterday we went for a photo shooting with our wonderful models Isabella and Héla to a small but absolutely charming turf house museum, the Íslenski bærinn heritage museum.
This exhibition is dedicated to the Icelandic Turf House that kept Icelanders alive and nurtured their culture throughout the centuries. Here guests can see how these houses were built, how people lived in them and learn about their origin and cultural context, their contemporary significance, subtlety and beauty. The curator Hannes Lárusson grew up on the farm who belonged to his grandparents and takes his guests to a journey back in time when daily life went by at a much slower pace than today. His grandparents lived in the farm up to the 1960´s, still working the fields with horse power.
With a little luck the aurora borealis will be dancing in the sky. The old turfhouses will surely be a wonderful setting underneath this great natural phenomenon! Join us on a very different and unique Northern Lights Heritage tour starting in October 2016!
Photographer: Steinunn Guðbjörnsdóttir
Models: Isabella Kumpfmüller and Hela
A big thank you to Hannes Lárusson for allowing us to make use of the old farm.