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EYRARBAKKI

Eyrarbakki, pop. 585, is a friendly village that used to be the largest commercial community and main harbor on the South Coast of Iceland. A large number of preserved houses from 1890 - 1920 are situated in Eyrarbakki and a visit is therefore like going 100 years back in time. Other great attractions are The Eyrarbakki Maritime Museum and the Árnessýsla Folk Museum which is located in a building constructed in 1765, famously known as "The House". Here you can also find a campsite, hostel, guesthouses and a great restaurant. On the rocky shoreline is an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean where you can watch the surf break. It is an ideal spot for hiking and bird watching. Passing the beautiful recreational forest Hallskot northwest of Eyrarbakki you enter the Flói Bird Reserve. It is an important nesting area, especially for wetland birds, and is listed as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Bird Life International.

ÁRBORG

The Municipality of Árborg was established in 1998. It consists of the town Selfoss, villages of Eyrarbakki, Stokkseyri and the Sandvík area. This region offers great options for recreation and relaxation including a wide selection of restaurants, cafés, art galleries, museums and swimming pools, as well as a 9-hole golf course in Selfoss. A perfect location for any visitor who wants to stay closer to nature and explore unique landscapes such as large lava fields and black sand beaches.

The Árborg area has a population of 10.346 people (September 2020).

EYRARBAKKI
GPS Points N63° 51' 46.842" W21° 8' 53.308"
Postal codes

820

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Others

The Women's Book Lounge
Museums
  • Túngata 40
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 862-0110
Expedition South Coast
Travel Agency
  • Eyrargata 51-53
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 788-8200
Bakkahestar
Day Tour Provider
  • Stekkjarvað 5
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 823-2205

Others

Eyrarbakki Camping ground
Camping
  • v/Búðarstíg
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 483-1408
History and Culture
Eyrarbakki Maritime Museum

The museum takes the visitor back to old times in a small Icelandic fishing village. On display is a fine collection of artifacts connected with fisheries, crafts, social and cultural life of the common people durning the last 100 years.

Nature
Hallskot - Recreation Forest

A recreation area north of Eyrarbakki in supervision of the forestry community of Eyrarbakki, Skógræktarfélag Eyrarbakka. In Hallskot
is a perfect picnic area with benches and tables where one can always find a windless spot in the groves.

ADDRESS: 820 EYRARBAKKI / TEL: (+354) 660 6130, (+354) 847 5028
SKOGRAEKTARFELAGEYRARBAKKA@GMAIL.COM / GPS: 63°53'57.0"N 21°10'19.1"W

History and Culture
Eyrarbakkakirkja - church

The wooden church in Eyrarbakki was built in 1890 and one of the first churches in Iceland to have two floors. The altarpiece is a famous artifact and was painted by Queen Louise of Denmark, wife of King Christian IX.

South Iceland

Towns & Villages

The south of Iceland has several towns and villages, each with its own style, charm and points of interest. Selfoss is the largest town and has a variety of shops, services, many restaurants and fast food places. Most towns are close to the main route, making them accessible and enjoyable.

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Map Höfn Kirkjubæjarklaustur Vík Vestmannaeyjar Hvolsvöllur Flúðir Laugarvatn Reykholt Laugarás Borg Brautarholt Hveragerði Árnes Selfoss Hella Stokkseyri Eyrarbakki Þykkvibær Þórlákshöfn