Travel search
Can't find it? Try searching for it :)

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.

Árnesinga Folk Museum - The House at Eyrarbakki
GPS Points N63° 51' 43.983" W21° 6' 43.530"
Postal code

801

Road number

34

Travel directory for Árnesinga Folk Museum - The House at Eyrarbakki

The official travel index of Iceland

Others

Samtún I
Bed & Breakfast
  • Austurvegur 30
  • 800 Selfoss
Private room in Selfoss
Bed & Breakfast
  • Skólavellir 11
  • 800 Selfoss
Fosssel
Bed & Breakfast
  • Fosssel
  • 816 Ölfus
Marta House
Cottages
  • Jaðar
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-9117, 482-2409
Varmahlid Apartment
Apartments
  • Varmahlíð 6
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 853-1500
Áslundur
Cottages
  • Miðengi 17
  • 800 Selfoss
Brimstadir
Cottages
  • Brimstaðir
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 841-7471
Þingborg camp site
Camping
  • Þingborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 691-7082
Hot Springs Hostel
Hostels
  • Breiðamörk 22
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 788-6500
Eyrarbakki Camping ground
Camping
  • v/Búðarstíg
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 660-1169
Norðheimar
Apartments
  • Norðurgata 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Strýta
Cottages
  • Strýta
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 892-0344, 863-6417
Guesthouse Heba
Bed & Breakfast
  • Íragerði 12
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 565-0354
Garun Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Ocean beach apartments
Apartments
  • Kumbaravogur
  • 825 Stokkseyri
Stokkseyri Camping site
Camping
  • Sólvellir
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 896-2144
Fosstún Apartment Hotel
Hotels
  • Eyrarvegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 615-4699
Felagslundur Camping site
Camping
  • Félagslundur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 692-8565, 486-3385
Litli-Hals
Farm Holidays
  • Litli-Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 892-4680
Country Dream Guesthouse
Hostels
  • Langholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 659-2030
Kirkjuvegur 21
Bed & Breakfast
  • Kirkjuvegur 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 694-9881, 482-2711
Frumskógar Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Frumskógar 3
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 896-2780
Hotel Selfoss
Hotels
  • Eyravegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 480-2500
Álftavatn 1a
Cottages
  • Álftavatn 1a
  • 801 Selfoss
Alftavik
Cottages
  • Álftavík
  • 801 Selfoss
Ás guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Hverahlíð 8
  • 810 Hveragerði
Simstodin
Bed & Breakfast
  • Austurvegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 699-0660
Rein Guesthosue B&B
Bed & Breakfast
  • Þykkvaflöt 4
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 777-5677
Arabær Holiday Home
Cottages
  • Arabær , Háfur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 487-5818, 868-0304
Art Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 854-4510, 894-2910
Oddabraut 17
Bed & Breakfast
  • Oddabraut 17
  • 815 Þorlákshöfn
  • 770-2291
Thoristun Villa
Guesthouses
  • Þóristún 19
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-4493
Poets House Selfoss
Bed & Breakfast
  • Þórsmörk 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 849-0237
Strandgata 8B
Apartments
  • Strandgata 8B
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 551-4181, 660-2050
HostelGaulverjaskoli
Guesthouses
  • Gaulverjaskóli
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 551-0654, +354 767-2654
Vesturbrúnir 4
Cottages
  • Vesturbrúnir 4
  • 801 Selfoss
BSG Apartments
Bed & Breakfast
  • Engjavegur 75
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 486-8642
Hveragerði Camping Ground
Camping
  • v/ Reykjamörk
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 888-1717
Menam Restaurant / Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Eyrarvegur 8
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-4099, 898-1893
Hverahlid Apartment
Apartments
  • Hverahlíð 8
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 853-1500
B&B Kirkjuvegur 26
Bed & Breakfast
  • Kirkjuvegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-1550, 772-5759
Arctic Nature Hotel
Hotels
  • Eyravegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 615-4699
Halakot
Cottages
  • Halakot
  • 801 Selfoss
Heiðarvegur apartment
Apartments
  • Heiðarvegur 11
  • 800 Selfoss
Geirakot
Farm Holidays
  • 482-1020, 895-8493
Bitra Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Bitra
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 480-0700
Bella Apartments & Rooms
Guesthouses
  • Austurvegur 35
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-7800, 859-6162
Hjá Jonna Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Oddabraut 24
  • 815 Þorlákshöfn
  • 483-5292, 868-5292
Thorlakshofn Camping site
Camping
  • Skálholtsbraut
  • 815 Þorlákshöfn
  • 480-3890
Vonarland
Cottages
  • Vonarland
  • 825 Stokkseyri
Bláskógar Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Bláskógar 5
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 853-1500
Hvoll
Cottages
  • Hvoll
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 845-2980
Réttarholt 14
Bed & Breakfast
  • Réttarholt 14
  • 800 Selfoss
Varmahlid Apartment
Apartments
  • Varmahlíð 8
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 853-1500
Iceland´s Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Axelshús, Reykjamörk
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 618-8000

Others

Bifreiðastöð Árborgar
Taxi
  • Eyrarvegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-3800
Perluhestar
Tour Operators
  • Faxabraut 12
  • 815 Þorlákshöfn
  • 694 6666, 663 6725
Hveragerði Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Gufudalur
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 483-5090, 483-5091
Mountain Cruiser
Winter adventure
  • Álftarima 30
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 854-2022, 482-2358
The Botanical Garden - Hveragerði
Family & Fun Parks
  • Breiðamörk
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 483-4000
Icelandic Wonders
Winter adventure
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 895-0020, 483-1202
Iceland South Coast Travel
Tour Operators
  • Lambastaðir
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 777-0705
L.F.C Island
Tour Operators
  • Egilsbraut 4
  • 815 Þorlákshöfn
  • 690-1111
Alhestar
Tour Operators
  • Faxabraut
  • 815 Þorlákshöfn
  • 650-6200
Aurora Experience
Travel Agency
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 842-5610, 895-0020
Hjá Jonna Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Oddabraut 24
  • 815 Þorlákshöfn
  • 483-5292, 868-5292
Expedition South Coast
Tour Operators
  • Eyrargata 51-53
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 788-8200
Dogsledding Iceland
Tour Operators
  • Hólmasel
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 863 6733
Sveitagarðurinn - petting zoo and activity park
Mini-Zoo & Open farm
  • Stóri-Háls
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 898-1599, 697-9461
Sigríður Gísladóttir
Tour Operators
  • Skólavellir 14
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 899-3474
Traustholtshólmi
Tour Operators
  • 699-4256
Paintball
Tour Operators
  • Kálfhólar 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 857-2000
Þorlákshöfn Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • 483-3009, 844-5756
Ride With Locals
Travel Agency
  • Strokkhólsvegur 7
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 699-5777
Björn Jónsson
Tour Operators
  • Vorsabær 2, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5522
Travel North
Tour Operators
  • Sunnuvegur 5
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 770-0023, 770 0034
Reykjavík Private Cars
Tour Operators
  • Laufhagi 11
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 895-4391
Garun Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Maverick Pavilion
Tour Operators
  • Ástjörn 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 697-9280
Selfoss Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • 482-3335
Kerhestar
Tour Operators
  • Miðengi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 662-4422

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.

Explore map by categories

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