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Eyrarbakki

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Eyrarbakki is a village in South Iceland.

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The old fishing village Eyrarbakki is one of Iceland's well kept secrets. It is a place where nature in all its manifold manifestations is always awake, always creating, always magnificent.

Eyrarbakki is situated on the south coast of Iceland, only a 40 min. drive from Reykjavík. It is remote and yet easy to get to. Quite a few poets, novelists, painters and other artists, have chosen to stay for longer or shorter periods in Eyrarbakki, for the inspirational quality they have found here.

The mysterious light, the energy from the Atlantic Ocean, the majestic mountains that set the backdrop and the stillness that envelopes it all, is absolutely unique and conducent to any kind of creativity.

Do

  • The House, Cultural Museum, Eyrargata, 820 Eyrarbakki (In the village centre, next to the church), ☏ +354 4831504. 11-18. 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. At the various exhibitions in The House, visitors can experience past times and learn about the remarkable history of the building. 

Buy

Vesturbúð is the only store in Eyrarbakki. It has a standard selection of groceries but it is not a complete grocery store. The store is a part of a gas station.

Eat

  • Rauda Husid. "The Red House" is the a restaurant in the middle of Eyrarbakki. (updated Jan 2016)

Drink

Sleep

  • Rein Guesthouse, ☏ +354 6933543. The larger of the two guesthouses in Eyrarbakki. There are two floors: the second floor contains guest rooms and the common area with an area for making coffee and tea, while the first floor houses the dining room, bathroom, and showering facilities. There is also a hot tub in the garden area. Wireless internet is available. 

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