There are still three farms in the area. Bölti on the mountain slope above the campsite offers overnight accommodation. If you follow the path, the three small gables of the Torfhof Sel are on the right . The buildings date from 1912 and were inhabited until 1946. You can only see the barren houses with low rooms. Under the Baðstófa (bedroom) is the stable. So the warmth of the cattle is still used. There was no heating. To the south of the path, sheds have been reconstructed to match the style of the houses. Sel is now cared for by the National Museum. At the end of the path is the still inhabited farm Hæðir.
Þórður Tómasson , the director of the Skógar Museum, described earlier life in this area in his Icelandic book Skaftafell - Þættir úr sögu ættarseturs og atvinnuþátta in 1980 . Few outdoor shots for the film Atomic Station after Halldór Laxness were made here in 1984.
- SEL SKAFTAFELL. Retrieved October 22, 2019 .