Eyrarbakki small village

Drive to Eyrarbakki fishing and old trading village in Iceland and experience the history and culture.

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Eyrarbakki population: In 2010 the population was 565 people.

Museums & Galleries:

  • Árnessýsla Folk Museum - Húsið, 820 Eyrarbakki.
  • Óðinshús art gallery - Eyrargata/Hjallavegur, 820 Eyrarbakki.
  • Maritime Museum - Túngata 59, 820 Eyrarbakki.

Interesting Sites:

  • The Village Museum - reconstructed Icelandic Seashore museum.

Restaurants:

  • Rauða húsið restaurant - Búðarstígur 4, 820 Eyrarbakki.

Accomodation:

  • Eyrarbakki Hostel - Eyrargata 51-53, 820 Eyrarbakki.

History/Culture:
Eyrarbakki has for centuries been the main port in the south of the country and thus a trading centre for that region. But by 1925 Eyrarbakki had lost its place as a trading centre and in the following years the harbour fell into disuse.

For those travellers in search of experience of time past the House, built in 1765, is one of the country’s oldest houses and serves as a centre for culture and enlightenment. The house now hosts the local folk museum and bears witness of the everyday life of époque long gone. For those who want to witness the heyday of fishery and trade the maritime museum offers visitors to witness a fine collection of artefacts connected with fishery and everyday life of common people during the last 100 years.

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