History

The history of Lýtingsstaðir started in the Age of Settlement when a man named Lýtingur settled on the site of the present estate. The farm was a manor for many centuries and the local community, Lýtingsstaðahreppur, was named after it. A small church was located on the farm from the 11th until the 18th centurey, and it later became the local community house Þinghús, which was in use until the 20th century. The þinghús and the later farmhouse were built of turf and paneled with wood. The sheep barns and horse stables were made of turf with wooden gables. Unfortunately none of these old buildings survive to the present day. Inspired by the history of our farm, we built The Old Stable in the traditional and authentic way from turf.