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Guesthouse Kvöldstjarnan

The Guesthouse Kvöldstjarnan stands on the rim of the great Þjórsá lava, which the Atlantic Ocean has molded into a shore renowned for its beauty. It is not far from Iceland's most visited tourist attractions. Besides Stokkseyri has a lot to offer in recreation: museums, a restaurant, kayak sailing etc. and it is becoming evermore attractive every year. So why not stay awhile at the Star on the shore?

Guesthouse Kvöldstjarnan

Stjörnusteinar 7

GPS Points N63° 50' 16.451" W21° 3' 37.980"
Telephone

+354 4831800

Opening period All year
Service Caveing Open year round Light house Smoking not allowed Place of interest Pharmacy Bird watching View point with information dial Hotel / guesthouse Petrole station Restaurant Swimming pool Internet access Police Hot pot Sports field Golf course Grocery store Sales kiosk Church Green house Library Family zoo Fishing harbour Health service Credit cards accepted Car ferry Air strip Play ground
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ADDRESS: 820 EYRARBAKKI / TEL: (+354) 660 6130, (+354) 847 5028
SKOGRAEKTARFELAGEYRARBAKKA@GMAIL.COM / GPS: 63°53'57.0"N 21°10'19.1"W

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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