You are here

Turf houses are Iceland's architectural jewels

Burfell, Iceland

IN the Thjorsardalur valley in Iceland's southern highlands, the first green shoots are starting to sprout up from the browned grass, until recently covered by a thick blanket of snow.

Soon, a carpet of lush green turf will cover the ground - and envelop the sides...

BT is now on Telegram!

For daily updates on weekdays and specially selected content for the weekend. Subscribe to