Sænautasel on the Jökulsheiði heath is another turf farm-turned-museum. It was evacuated during the Askja eruption in 1875. This reconstructed farm has a restaurant in the old sheep cote, open from mid-June to mid-September and serves traditional pancakes and coffee by candlelight.

It was the source of inspiration for Halldór Laxness‘ famous novel Independent People, with the turf home being a model for the main protagonist‘s abode.

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