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STOKKSEYRI

STOKKSEYRI

Stokkseyri, pop. 559, is a charming village renowned for its beautiful seashore, breaking ocean waves and birdlife as well as being rich in handicraft and culture. Workshops, galleries, Ghost Center and the Elves and Northern Lights Museum are all located in a Cultural Centre, Menningarverstöðin, an old fish processing factory that has found a new role due to changes in the fishing industry. The Wildlife Museum is dedicated to hunting and wildlife, and contains a large number of mammals and birds. The bunkhouse Þuríðarbúð provides an excellent example of how fishermen had to make use of what nature provided. Stokkseyri also offers one of the most famous seafood restaurants in Iceland, an outdoor swimming pool, kayak tours and a campsite. East of Stokkseyri is Knarrarósviti Lighthouse, built in 1938 and put into operation a year later. For further information, visit the tourist information at the local Café, Gimli Kaffihús.

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.

STOKKSEYRI
GPS Points N63° 50' 13.082" W21° 3' 40.146"
Postal codes

825

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Aurora Experience
Travel Agency
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 551-1166, 895-0020
Icelandic Wonders
Winter adventure
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 854-4510, 483-1600
The Ghost Centre
Exhibitions
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 8934310
Gallerý Gimli
Crafts & Design
  • Hafnargata 1
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 843-0398
The Wildlife Museum
Museums
  • Eyrarbraut 49
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 4831558, 896-6131

Others

The Barn House
Apartments
  • Strandgata 8b
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 660-2050
Art Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 8942910, 894-2910
Guesthouse Heba
Bed & Breakfast
  • Íragerði 12
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 565-0354
Ocean beach apartments
Apartments
  • Kumbaravogur
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 487-1212
Stokkseyri Camping site
Camping
  • Sólvellir
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 896-2144

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Skálinn Fast Food
Cafés
  • Hásteinsvegur 2
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 483-1485
History and Culture
Baugstadir Creamery

The creamery was established by local farmers in 1905 and operated until 1952. Its products were butter and cheese. The Baugsstaðir creamery was powered by a water wheel and is the only one of Iceland's creameries that still retains its original equipment. A little to the west are the ruins of the creamery's storage, which was an icehouse and used to store products before they were transported to market. The creamery's main markets were in England as well as in Iceland.

History and Culture
Thuridar cottage

Þuríðarbúð was erected in 1949 in memory of Þuríður Einarsdóttir and old working procedures.

Nature
The coastline between Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki

The coastline between the rivers Þjórsá and Ölfusá (25 km/15 mi) forms the outskirt of the great Þjórsárhraun lava field. Eyrarbakki and Stokkseyri provide easy access to the coastline as well as a path between the two villages where you can see the Atlantic Ocean and marvel at the fact the South Pole is directly to the south. This spot has a great view of both the ocean and mountains. Information signs can be found in both villages as well as an observation platform in Stokkseyri.

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