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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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Björn Jónsson
Farm Holidays
  • Vorsabær 2, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5522, 866-7420
Smáratún 10
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  • Smáratún 10
  • 800 Selfoss
Thorlakshofn Camping site
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  • Skálholtsbraut
  • 815 Þorlákshöfn
  • 480-3890
Menam Restaurant / Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Eyrarvegur 8
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-4099, 898-1893
Rein Guesthosue B&B
Bed & Breakfast
  • Þykkvaflöt 4
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 777-5677
Kirkjuvegur 21
Bed & Breakfast
  • Kirkjuvegur 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 694-9881, 482-2711
Vonarland
Cottages
  • Vonarland
  • 825 Stokkseyri
Selfoss HI Hostel
Hostels
  • Austurvegur 28
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-1600
Hotel Selfoss
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  • Eyravegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 480-2500
BSG Apartments
Bed & Breakfast
  • Engjavegur 75
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 486-8642
Hvoll
Cottages
  • Hvoll
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 845-2980
Þingborg camp site
Camping
  • Þingborg
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 691-7082
Heiðarvegur apartment
Apartments
  • Heiðarvegur 11
  • 800 Selfoss
Bella Apartments & Rooms
Guesthouses
  • Austurvegur 35
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-7800, 859-6162
Norðheimar
Apartments
  • Norðurgata 4
  • 801 Selfoss
Guesthouse Heba
Bed & Breakfast
  • Íragerði 12
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 565-0354
Private room in Selfoss
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  • Skólavellir 11
  • 800 Selfoss
Halakot
Cottages
  • Halakot
  • 801 Selfoss
Cora´s House and Horses
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  • Bjarnastaðir
  • 816 Ölfus
Hot Springs Hostel
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  • Breiðamörk 22
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 788-6500
Ocean beach apartments
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  • Kumbaravogur
  • 825 Stokkseyri
Strandgata 8B
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  • Strandgata 8B
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 551-4181, 660-2050
Marta House
Cottages
  • Jaðar
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-9117, 482-2409
Thoristun Villa
Guesthouses
  • Þóristún 19
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-4493
Poets House Selfoss
Bed & Breakfast
  • Þórsmörk 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 849-0237
Áslundur
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  • Miðengi 17
  • 800 Selfoss
Samtún I
Bed & Breakfast
  • Austurvegur 30
  • 800 Selfoss
Country Dream Guesthouse
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  • Langholt 2
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 659-2030
Simstodin
Bed & Breakfast
  • Austurvegur 26
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 699-0660
Tryggvagata 4a - Apartment
Apartments
  • Tryggvagata 4a
  • 800 Selfoss
Garun Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Eyrarbakki Camping ground
Camping
  • v/Búðarstíg
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 660-1169
Art Hostel
Guesthouses
  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 854-4510, 894-2910
Hostel Gaulverjaskoli
Guesthouses
  • Gaulverjaskóli
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 551-0654, +354 767-2654
Stokkseyri Camping site
Camping
  • Sólvellir
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 896-2144
Réttarholt 14
Bed & Breakfast
  • Réttarholt 14
  • 800 Selfoss
Felagslundur Camping site
Camping
  • Félagslundur
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 692-8565, 486-3385
Strýta
Cottages
  • Strýta
  • 816 Ölfus
  • 892-0344, 863-6417
Brimstadir
Cottages
  • Brimstaðir
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 822-7019
Fosssel
Bed & Breakfast
  • Fosssel
  • 816 Ölfus

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Björn Jónsson
Farm Holidays
  • Vorsabær 2, Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppi
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 486-5522, 866-7420
Iguide
Travel Agency
  • Móland 3
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 699 5777
Bifreiðastöð Árborgar
Taxi
  • Eyrarvegur 2
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 482-3800
Reykjavík Private Cars
Travel Agency
  • Laufhagi 11
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 892-0888
Selfoss Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • 482-3335
Ride With Locals
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  • Strokkhólsvegur 7
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 699-5777
Icelandic Wonders
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  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 895-0020, 483-1202, 483-1600
The Botanical Garden - Hveragerði
Family & Fun Parks
  • Breiðamörk
  • 810 Hveragerði
  • 483-4000
Eat in Iceland Scenic Food Tours
Day Tours
  • Ástjörn 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 697-9280
Garun Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Skólavellir 7
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 864-3250
Bakkahestar
Day Tour Provider
  • Stekkjarvað 5
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 823-2205
Alhestar
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  • Faxabraut
  • 815 Þorlákshöfn
  • 650-6200
L.F.C Island
Day Tours
  • Egilsbraut 4
  • 815 Þorlákshöfn
  • 690-1111
Expedition South Coast
Travel Agency
  • Eyrargata 51-53
  • 820 Eyrarbakki
  • 788-8200
Between the Rivers
Day Tour Provider
  • Norðurbraut 33
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 822-3345
Travel North
Jeep- & Glacier Tours
  • Sunnuvegur 5
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 776-8707, 770 0034
SPS-ferðir
Day Tour Provider
  • Stekkholt 1
  • 801 Selfoss
  • 856-5255
Nskt destination
Day Tour Provider
  • Tryggvagata 13
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 898-6463
Þorlákshöfn Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • 483-3009, 844-5756
Paintball
Tour Operators
  • Kálfhólar 21
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 857-2000
Mountain Cruiser
Winter adventure
  • Álftarima 30
  • 800 Selfoss
  • 854-2022, 482-2358
Aurora Experience
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  • Hafnargata 9
  • 825 Stokkseyri
  • 551-1166, 895-0020

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