Close to Nature

Enjoy the spectacle of the aurora borealis (northern lights) in winter. In summer, enjoy bird watching at Flói Bird Sanctuary. Spectacular sunsets and the wild ocean year-round.

Centrally Located

Less than an hour away from Iceland’s major attractions, including Reykjavik, the Golden Circle, and the Blue Lagoon.

History and Culture

In Eyrarbakki you will find many historic houses that are close to or over 100 years old, including a wooden house built in 1765 and the oldest two-story church in Iceland, built in 1890.

The charming village of Eyrarbakki

History in every footstep, nature at your doorstep

If you came to Iceland to get away from it all, discover Eyrarbakki. Eyrarbakki was once the central trading hub between Iceland & Denmark. At its peak in the early 1900s, nearly 1.000 people lived here with many more traveling from long distances along the south coast to get the newest goods from the Danish merchant ships.

Today, it is a tranquil village of about 600 inhabitants. The sleepy town boasts two museums, horse riding tours, two restaurants, a cafe, a gift shop, a small store, and plentiful accommodation.

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Eyrarbakki is one of the most charming and picturesque towns in south Iceland. Enjoy the old houses, the bird life, the powerful sea, and gorgeous sunsets. And be sure to tag your pictures #Eyrarbakki to share your travels with others!

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Events, Celebrations, and Special Days

Eyrarbakki knows how to celebrate its special days.

Local businesses

Eat, sleep, visit, and support local business.

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In the area

Whether you’re in Eyrarbakki for a day or a week, there’s plenty to do and see in the neighborhood. From the local museums to Flói Bird Sanctuary, adventure activities, and the pearls of Icelandic nature located within a short drive.

In Eyrarbakki

You can see Eyrarbakki’s heritage in the old buildings on the main street. Delve a bit deeper with the trip to Húsið (Árnesinga Folk Museum), the Maritime Museum, or the historic church. Enjoy the local nature at the beach or Flói Bird Sanctuary.

Short Trips

Eyrarbakki is close to many of Iceland’s major attractions, including the Golden Circle, the Blue Lagoon, and the waterfalls on the south coast. If you’re staying here, these places can be visited in a half-day trip.

Day Trips

Eyrarbakki is the perfect base for day trips to the highlights of Iceland.

Activities

Enjoy activities such as horseback riding, surfing, and sea kayaking.

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