Day 1, July 25th – Þjóðveldisbærinn Stöng

Þjóðveldisbærinn Stöng is a reconstructed viking-era Long house or farmstead in Iceland, located in the Þjórsárdalur valley near road 32 in the Árnessýsla county. The Commonwealth farm in Þjórsárdalur is one of Iceland’s best kept secrets.

It is a replica of the building which stood at Stöng 7 km to the north which was buried under volcanic ash in 1104 following the eruption of the volcano Hekla. It was reconstructed was built in 1974 as a part of the national celebrations of the 1100th anniversary of the settlement of Iceland in 874.