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The Dairy Farm

Information at www.byggdasafn.is

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The Dairy Farm

Baugsstaðir

GPS Points N63° 49' 25.378" W20° 57' 8.327"
Telephone

+354 483-1082

Opening period 01/07 - 31/08
Categories Museums

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Garun Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Iguide
Travel Agency
  • Móland 3
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 699 5777
Björn Jónsson
Farm Holidays
  • Vorsabær 2, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5522, 866-7420
Bifreiðastöð Árborgar
Taxi
  • Eyrarvegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-3800
Eat in Iceland Scenic Food Tours
Day Tours
  • Ástjörn 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 697-9280
SPS-ferðir
Day Tour Provider
  • Stekkholt 1
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 856-5255
Iceland South Coast Travel
Winter adventure
  • Lambastaðir
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 777-0705
Traustholtshólmi
Guesthouses
  • 699-4256
Selfoss Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Selfossi
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-3335
Nskt destination
Day Tour Provider
  • Tryggvagata 13
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-6463
Between the Rivers
Day Tour Provider
  • Norðurbraut 33
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 822-3345
Aurora Experience
Travel Agency
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 551-1166, 895-0020
Icelandic Wonders
Winter adventure
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 854-4510, 483-1600
Paintball
Paintball & Lasertag
  • Kálfhólar 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 857-2000
Reykjavík Private Cars
Travel Agency
  • Gjáhella 3
  • 221 Hafnarfjörður
  • 892-0888
Expedition South Coast
Travel Agency
  • Eyrargata 51-53
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 788-8200
Dogsledding Iceland
Winter adventure
  • Þingvallasvæðið / Þingvellir area
  • 271 Mosfellsbær
  • 8636733
Bakkahestar
Day Tour Provider
  • Stekkjarvað 5
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 823-2205
Travel North
Jeep- & Glacier Tours
  • Sunnuvegur 5
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 776-8707, 770 0034
Ride With Locals
Travel Agency
  • Strokkhólsvegur 7
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 699-5777
History and Culture
12.18 km
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.

History and Culture
9.60 km
Árnesinga Folk Museum - The House at Eyrarbakki

Húsið (The House) at Eyrarbakki is one of Iceland's oldest buildings, built in 1765 when Danish merchants were allowed to overwinter in Iceland for the first time. Merchant families lived in the House for almost two centuries and over that period the House was the center for art and European culture in Iceland; fashion, music and literature spread from there throughout the country. Eyrarbakki village was at that time one of the largest harbours and trading places in Iceland, serving farmers along the coastline from the extreme west to the extreme east.

At the Árnesinga Folk Museum's varied exhibitions in The House, visitors can experience past times and learn about the remarkable history of the building.

Opening hours:

15th May - 15th Sept. Daily: 11-18. And by arrangement

16th Sept - 14th May: By arrangement.

Nature
18.78 km
Skagaás grove

Skagás is a beautiful grove in serene surroundings. It's easily accessible and open for everyone but please take care not to leave any litter behind. Barbequing is allowed only in a specially designated area due to fire hazard.

History and Culture
18.63 km
Selfosskirkja - church

Selfoss Church was built from 1952 to 1956 and consecrated on Palm Sunday, 25 March 1956. It was designed by the headmaster of the Technical College in Selfoss, Bjarni Pálsson (1912-1987). The building was expanded between 1978 and 1984; a tower, porch and congregation hall with a kitchen and facilities, which now serve the purpose of a convention center, was added to the structure.

History and Culture
24.23 km
Hraungerdi church

Hraungerði is a church manor and former assembly site. The land once belonged to Hróðgerður the Wise, one of the first settlers and progenitor of the clan Oddverjar. The first mention of a church in Hraungerði is in Bishop Páll's records from around 1200 AD and since then there have been numerous churches built in Hraungerði. The current church, established in 1902, was designed by architect Eiríkur Gíslason from Bitra and is now preserved.

History and Culture
11.62 km
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
16.62 km
The Flói Bird Reserve

Northwest to the town of Eyrarbakki, is a wetland area rich in birdlife. The reserve has walking paths and a bird hide, and idel spot for bird watching. The Flói Bird Reserve is listed in the Bird Life international Association.

Nature
8.27 km
Fljótshólar

Believed to be the greatest panoramic site in all of Iceland.

Nature
6.99 km
Timburhóll - Grove

Timburhóll is a beautiful grove where you can relax and enjoy the surroundings. You could even barbecue using the barbecue facilities provided but use caution with the fire and make sure not to leave any litter. This is also a memorial site of the great Icelandic artist and painter Ásgrímur Jónsson as well as the farmers Guðfinna Guðmundsdóttir and Stefán Jasonarson.

History and Culture
4.63 km
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
3.40 km
Loftsstaðir

Loftstaðir is a medieval fishing station. A great sorcerer called Galdra-Ögmundur lived there around 1600. On a hill nearby, called Loftstaðahóll, is a huge and age-old stone cairn.

History and Culture
4.14 km
Gaulverjabaer church

Gaulverjabær has been a church site and manor since early settlement. Loftur Gamli from Norway was Gaulverjabær's first settler and named the place after people from Gaular in Norway, which is a province of Sogn and Fjordane. In 1930 a significant collection of 360 silver coins from the first century of Icelandic settlement was discovered at this site. The current church was built in 1909 and has now been preserved.

Nature
16.56 km
Ferjunes

A medieval ferry dock for crossing Þjórsá River.

Nature
6.62 km
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.

Nature
21.19 km
Stóri-Hellir cave in Hellisskógur

The cave was formed at a latter glacial period by sea erosion. Sea levels have been higher than now several times and signs of sea erosion can be seen on more cliffs in the area which are made of around 0, 7 - 3, 1 million year old basalt. The cave was previously used to store hay in the back and as a sheepcote in the front. It was once believed that the cave was haunted by a ghost wearing a blue scarf. The story tells of a young man who was broken hearted and hung himself in the cave using a long blue scarf.

History and Culture
18.41 km
Ölfusárbrú - suspension bridge

A suspension bridge over Ölfusá River was first built in 1891 and became the largest bridge in Iceland at the time. In September 1944, when the bridge had been in use for 53 years, the eastern bearing cables broke due to the weight of two trucks. A new suspension bridge was built in 1945 which only took five and a half months but while it was being constructed the old bridge had been fixed for temporary use. The bridge is 84 meters long and is in the town Selfoss.

Nature
15.57 km
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
4.28 km
Thuridar cottage

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

History and Culture
18.13 km
Laugardælir

Laugardælir is a small hamlet near the town of Selfoss. Laugardælir was one of Iceland's busiest ferry sites until a bridge was built across Ölfusá in Selfoss in 1891. The church at Laugardælir was built in 1965 using mainly concrete and it is 300 m2 in total. In the church cemetery is the burial site of former World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer (1943-2008).

History and Culture
9.27 km
The Icelandic Farmhouse

At Austur-Meðalholt is the Icelandic Turf House exhibition and where one of Iceland's best preserved turf farms can be found. It is a great example of houses built using natural materials, a subtle and almost seamless extension of nature itself. The farmhouse tradition embodies an important element of Icelandic history and the Icelandic way of life over the centuries.

History and Culture
1.35 km
Knarrarósviti - lighthouse

Built in 1938-1939, the lighthouse was the first one in Iceland to be built out of reinforced concrete. The lighthouse is the tallest building in South Iceland, 26,2 metres (86 feet) high. It was designed by the engineer Axel Sveinsson as a blend of functionalism and art nouveau (jugendstil).

History and Culture
15.51 km
Villingaholt church

A church and farm site and home to the great 17th century saga writer Jón Erlendsson; thanks to his work many of the Icelandic Sagas were preserved that would otherwise have been lost. Later the home of Jón Gestsson (1863-1945) craftsman and farmer who designed and constructed the current church in 1910-1911. The church has a tower, choir loft and seats for 100 people. A little further to the south is a hill next to the school which used to be where the church and farm were located. Due to frequent sandstorms and heavy damage from earthquakes in 1784 they were moved to the current location.

Nature
24.33 km
Flóaáveita - canals

Flóaáveitan are canals that run through the entire Flói region, from Ölfusá in the west to Þjórsá River in the east. This monumental construction consisted of 300 km long canals and 900 km of embankments. The Flói irrigation system reached over 12 thousand hectares of land and became a major transition in farming and production in the area at the time. The construction of Flói irrigation system began in 1922 and irrigation began its activities in 1927. When the irrigation was inaugurated in 1927 it was one of the greatest structures in Europe and to this day it plays an important role in transferring water between farms. Beside the sluice gate you will find an information board with more details about the Flói irrigation system. To the east of the sluice gate is a marked hiking trail along Hvítá (about 4,4 km, one way).

History and Culture
7.89 km
Rútsstaða-Suðurkot

The birthplace of the great Icelandic artist and painter Ásgrímur Jónsson (1876-1956). He was a pioneer of Icelandic visual art and the first Icelander to become a professional painter. Ásgrímur studied at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen between 1900 and 1903.

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Museums
  • Forsæti 5
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 894-4835
The Wildlife Museum
Museums
  • Eyrarbraut 49
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 4831558, 896-6131
The Ghost Centre
Exhibitions
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 8934310
Óðinshús, art gallery
Exhibitions
  • v/Eyrargötu/Hjallavegur
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 896-2866
Turf house
Museums
  • Asutur-Meðalholt
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 694-8108, 864-4484, 892-2702
Aurora Experience
Travel Agency
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 551-1166, 895-0020
Listgjáin
Exhibitions
  • Austurvegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-1467
Gallerý Gimli
Crafts & Design
  • Hafnargata 1
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 843-0398
Icelandic Wonders
Winter adventure
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 854-4510, 483-1600

Others

Þjórsárver
Restaurants
  • Þjórsárver
  • 802 Selfoss
N1 - Service station Selfoss
Gas station
  • Austurvegur 48
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-1005
Hot Dog Stand
Diners
  • Tryggvagötu
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-1782
Hotel Selfoss
Hotels
  • Eyravegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 4802500
Krisp restaurant
Restaurants
  • Eyrarvegur 8
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 845-4252, 482-4099
GK Bakarí
Cafés
  • Austurvegur 31b
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 847-4273
Bókakaffið / Book-coffee
Cafés
  • Austurvegur 22
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-3079
Surf & turf
Restaurants
  • Austurvegur 22
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-2899, 896-1250
Olis - Service Station - Quiznos
Diners
  • Arnberg
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 480-1300, 840-1749
Subway
Diners
  • Eyrarvegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 530-7071
Domino’s Pizza
Diners
  • Eyravegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 581-2345
Þingborg camp site
Camping
  • Þingborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 691-7082
Tryggvaskáli Restaurant
Restaurants
  • Tryggvatorg
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 4821390
Krían - Bar & Pub
Restaurants
  • Kríumýri
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 897-7643 , 899-7643
Tommi's burger joint
Restaurants
  • Eyravegur 32
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 571-8288
Vor restaurant
Restaurants
  • Austurvegur 3
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-3330
KFC - Kentucky Fried Chicken
Restaurants
  • Austurvegur 46
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 570-6763, 570-6763
Skálinn Fast Food
Cafés
  • Hásteinsvegur 2
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 483-1485
Kebab
Restaurants
  • Eyravegur 3 neðri hæð
  • 800 Selfoss
Gimli Kaffihús
Cafés
  • Hafnargata 1
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 468-1486, 845-4931

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