Discover Icelandic Architecture 

Author: Birgit Abrecht 

This completely revised and extended edition contains:


  • A cross-section of Iceland's most interesting buildings, from the traditional turf farmhouses in which Icelanders lived for centuries, to the elegant wooden houses of the early 20th century and the highly innovative architecture of today.

  • 170 buildings of various types, in all regions of Iceland. All of them are, in one way or another, important in the history of Icelandic architecture.

  • 366 pages with texts in German, English and Icelandic, colour photographs, plans, drawings and maps. The paperback is provided with a plastic cover for protection. 


Discover Icelandic Architecture, 2018, Mál og Menning, Reykjavík



8 facts about the first home which was built in Reykjavík 


Have you ever wondered how the first settlers built their houses in Reykjavík to survive in the harsh climate?


I was very excited when I learned in 2001 that the ruins of the first settlement in Reykjavík were discovered. The findings of the new excavations formed an increasingly clear picture of what kind of buildings the first permanent settlers built in Iceland. I have compiled this valuable information for you in this E-book "8 Facts about the first home which was built in Reykjavík". Here you will not only find the most important details summarized and clearly illustrated. You will also gain a deeper understanding of the country's unique building culture, which will make your trip to Iceland a valuable and exciting experience!

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7 steps to Paradise 


From ruin to pearl 


During a vacation in the Iceland, Birgit and her family discovered an abandoned cottage in Hnífsdalur, a small village in the Westfjords of Iceland.The house has been built in 1912, and nobody had lived in it for two years. The town, who owned the building, had decided to take it down. But in the year 2000 Birgit bought the house just in time and transformed it into a beautiful and charming summer cottage. This E-book reveals the seven important steps that had to be made in order to accomplish this mission. Before and after pictures beautifully illustrate the transformation.

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Iceland Travel Box 

E-guide: Well-Being Package

by Birgit Abrecht 


with the following content: 


Comprehensive and valuable information from over 30 years of Iceland experience for your travel planning and your relaxed stay in Iceland!


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Architecture in Iceland
from the first settlements to the present day  
Audio book by Birgit Abrecht 

Get an overview of the different construction methods of the country and how the architecture of today developed from turf farms of the first settlers. An interesting insight into the history of Iceland's unique building culture. Ideal for listening on the trip!

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3 Videos mit recommendations from Birgit Abrecht on the 


  • Top 10 buildings in Reykjavík 

  • Top 10 buildings in greater Reykjavík area and 

  • Top 10 buildings along the ring-road No 1

In these videos you get to know my personal favourites in the capital Reykjavík, the interesting southwest of Iceland and on the popular ring road No 1. 

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