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Drepstokkshóll

West of the village Eyrarbakki and close to Ölfusá River is the homestead of the medieval farm Drepstokkur and birthplace of Bjarni Herjólfsson the seafarer. There is a hill called Drepstokkshóll which is believed to be where Bjarni stood when he decided to sail for America and in 985 AD he was the first European to reach the American continent. His journey was recorded in the Greenlanders Saga on the vellum pages of Flatey Book in the 14th century. His discovery influenced later explorations to America, including those of Leifur "the lucky" Eiríksson. The voyages of Icelanders to Vinland and other lands west of Greenland were known in Europe long before the voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492. Some scholars believe Columbus' idea for his famous journey to America sprang from a visit to Iceland.

Drepstokkshóll
GPS Points N63° 53' 3.842" W21° 11' 21.911"

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Kirkjuvegur 21
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  • Kirkjuvegur 21
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  • 694-9881, 482-2711
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Marta House
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  • 800 Selfoss
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Hvoll
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  • 845-2980
Stokkseyri Camping site
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  • 825 Stokkseyri
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Samtún I
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Thoristun Villa
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  • Eyravegur 2
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  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
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Felagslundur Camping site
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  • Félagslundur
  • 801 Selfoss
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  • Austurvegur 26
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  • Oddabraut 24
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