Traditional haymaking

06.07.2022 X

Guests are invited for a lively day at Árbær Open Air Museum on Sunday, July 10. Observation and participation in old traditional haymaking are offered, provided the weather remains dry.


The old haymaking methods were still being practiced as late as the 1960s in many parts of Iceland, but today the machines have taken over. 

Participating in traditional haymaking is not only interesting but also a lot of fun.
Make sure to stop at Dillon’s Café for a cup of coffee and freshly baked pastries before you leave.

Árbær Open Air Museum is part of Reykjavík City Museum - One Museum in five unique places.


Accessibility: Footpaths throughout the museum are mostly surfaced with gravel; however, in some places, they are paved. Guide dogs are welcome at the museum.

Bus services 12 and 24 stop at Höfðabakki, by the museum. Bus service 16 stops at Streng (5-min. walk) and service 5, by Rofabæ (6-min. walk).