Iceland is still quite rural, meaning you can see its picturesque farms up close. If you’re looking for a peaceful retreat, head to Möðrudalur, located near the Highlands to the east. This farm is considered the most isolated in the country. Further north, you’ll be able to admire typical Icelandic peat houses by visiting Laufas farm (Laufásfarm).
For a look at rural history, be sure to visit the Glaumbaer Farm & Museum. Made of grass bricks, a technique that was widely used during the 18th and 19th centuries, its buildings have belonged to the National Museum of Iceland since 1947. When exploring Iceland's farms, do sample the local specialties. On the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in the west of the country, for example, a visit to Bjarnarhöfn farm will show you how fermented shark is made.
And if you have a sweet tooth, Efstidalur is where you can enjoy homemade ice cream with milk from locally raised cows. Nestled on the Golden Circle sightseeing route, this farm also offers excursions on horseback.See more