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In Árborg and Flói, you can find museums in all villages and nearby areas, ranging from history to the paranormal.

Galleries and wool workshops, and stores with Icelandic designs can be found in the area. 

Handverksskúrinn
On June 1, 2010, twelve women from South–Iceland joined together and founded this handcraft- organization. Today the group consists of 8 women and we produce all our products under the name of each woman, and all our products are handmade.   Opening hours all year round:Tue. - Fri  13:00-18:00Sat. 11:00-15:00Sun. Closed Find us on Facebook here.
Þingborg wool processing
Thingborg Wool shop is located 8 km east of Selfoss, in an old community center and a schoolhouse built-in 1927. A unique wool shop selling handmade quality crafts. The Icelandic sweater is our focus point, a great selection of sweaters and other knitted garments, sheepskins, blankets, naturally colored and hand-dyed yarn, and Lopi from a specially selected lambswool. A shop run by locals since 1991.  Information regarding opening hours on www.thingborg.is 
Árnessýsla Heritage Museum in Eyrarbakki
The Merchants House in Eyrarbakki, was built in 1765 when Danish merchants began to overwinter in Iceland. Merchant families lived in the House for two centuries and over that period the House was the center for art and European culture in Iceland; fashion, music and litterature spreading from there throughout the country. Eyrarbakki was at that time one of the largest harbours and trading palces in the country, serving people of South-Iceland.  Very interesting exhibitons in the center of Eyrarbakki village: The Mercants House, Egg House and Kirkjubær.  Opening hours:Open every day at summers 11-18 and by arrangement.
The Bobby Fischer Center
This centre houses memorabilia of the 11th World Chess Champion BOBBY FISCHER and the Selfoss Chess Club. The American Bobby Fischer became the World Chess Champion when he defeated the Soviet grandmaster and reigning World Champion  Boris Spassky in Reykjavík in the summer of 1972.  The match is generally referred to as the Match of the Century. It took place at the height of the Cold War, mirroring the tense relations between the two superpowers, the United States of America and the Soviet Union. Since 1948 Soviet chess players had held the World Championship title - uninterrupted for 25 years. On display at the Bobby Fischer centre in  Selfoss are among other things  Spassky´s and Fischer´s scoresheets, a printout from the radiation measurements demanded by Spassky´s delegation after the 17th game and a replica of the chessboard used during the match, which was staged in Laugardalshöll in Reykjavík.  In addition, there are many curious items related to Bobby Fischer‘s stay in Iceland during his last years (2005-2008), for example, his chair from the antiquarian bookshop Bókin in Reykjavík. He died on 17th January 2008 at the age of 64.  Bobby Fischer´s final resting place is at Laugardælir cemetery, a few hundred metres away from the Bobby Fischer centre.   Open from 13:00-17:00 every day, from 1 June to 22 August.  
Þuríðarbúð Folk Museum
Þuríðar´s cottage was rebuilt in 1949 in Stokkseyri but cottages such as this were numerous all along the coastline in the past. They were the shelters of the crews, where they lived, slept ant ate during the winter fishing season. Þuríðarbúð was erected in memory of Þuríður Einarsdóttir and old working procedures.Þuríður was a woman, born 1777 died 1863, who was captain in 50 years. Þuríðarbúð is always open for visitors and the entrance is free of charge.

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The Ghost Centre Hafnargata 9 825 Stokkseyri 895-0020
Icelandic Wonders Hafnargata 9 825 Stokkseyri 895-0020