The village of Kirkjubøur contains several significant historic sites, including the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral, which dates from around 1300; Saint Olav’s Church, from the 12th century; and one of the world’s oldest inhabited wooden houses, the Roykstovan farmhouse, which dates to the 11th century and has been occupied by descendants of the same family since 1550. The oldest inhabited house in Europe, it also now serves as a museum, open in summer only.

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