Why Iceland is a Must; 10th-century Viking Houses

While Iceland’s rich collection of natural wonders magnet tourists by the thousands, people seem to forget that this place was once a Viking territory. If you really want to experience Iceland to the fullest; you definitely need to visit a 10th century Viking house!

Most people think that if the house is rustic, it’s definitely Viking. Rustic house designs were actually a blend of several medieval architectures in the north. A true Viking house according to WanderingTrader are those found in Þjórsárdalur and Haukadalur, Iceland. These 10th century houses’ mainframes aren’t purely made of logs -which is a traditional Viking aesthetic.

A 10th century Viking house’s exterior is made up of grass-ornamented soil akin to a Hobbit’s (see Lord of the Rings for reference).