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Eyrarbakki - Bakki bakkanna!

Eyrarbakki lies right in the heart of the Flói River, surrounded by southern mountain queens, glistening glaciers in the distance and old-fashioned agricultural and cultural districts closer. Outside, the Atlantic Ocean sings and stretches vertically and without obstruction to solid land to Antarctica, where penguins sway to the right and left.


The so-called ears when land began to be built were the stopover of Ingólfur Arnarson, Auður djúpúðgur and many unnamed individuals of the settlement generation. Here flowed and flows the great river known as Ölfus and merges with the salty currents of the sea. It has probably been suggested that the Irish were here earlier on the trip, cf. the place name Íragerði in Stokkseyri.

Bjarni Herjólfsson sailed from Eyrar in his (almost) famous voyage, which carried his ship to strange shores in the far west. Bjarni was sensible as has often been the case with Flóamenn and chose not to try to land, as he had an errand with his father in Greenland.

A few years later, Leifur Eiríksson bought the red ship from Bjarni and sailed in his path, found land and received the roadblock for the meeting of America

According to sources, the so-called Bakkaskip brought the goods home, from the 10th century until the beginning of the last century. Here was the landing and confirmation port of the Bishop's ships in Skálholt for centuries.

Eyrarbakki was a trading place from the first centuries of Icelandic settlement and a famous hotbed of culture and education  in the 19th century. From here it was short and easy to pay by law and law  and farmers and the farm brought their products to Bakkinn for sale and returned home to the countryside  with necessities for the value of their production.

The utilization of resources, however, was based on good landing opportunities for merchant and fishing vessels, ingenuity, ambition and honesty. This was achieved at Eyrbakki in the 19th century


The culture, the history and the house itself  make Eyrarbakki a desirable place to visit. Nature and the sea are the setting, but the village evokes an experience of people and history of the last three centuries. The purpose of traveling to exotic destinations lies not least in the real experiences of places and cultures that have been preserved from the past.

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