Selfoss is the largest town in South Iceland, and the perfect gateway to the natural wonders of the south.
These reconstructions showcase what came to be seen as the classic Icelandic style, including characteristic corrugated iron facades and chalet-style architecture. In fact, this ‘Icelandic’ style combines influences from Scandinavia with an addition from the United Kingdom. British ships would bring corrugated iron to Iceland to trade for sheep and it turned out to be the perfect building material for the climate. The chalet style was a Norwegian influence, which was itself inspired by country chalets in Switzerland, and known as Sveitserstil.
These are the 13 houses that form the first part of the town centre development: