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Welcome to the old Fish Factory at Eyrarbakki. Accommodation and Youth Hostel open all year and during the summer we open a café as well as a market for utensils and handicrafts, together with a vegetable outlet where we sell the produce of the farmers and fishermen from all over the South Iceland area.
Vintage car exhibition, fashion shows, painting exhibitions and a variety of happenings will be on during the summer.
Eyrarbakki is one of the oldest trading towns in Iceland but the towns’ prime time was from middle of the 18th century to the early 19th century. During that time the town expanded around the houses of the Danish trading and the population grew fast. At its peak, the inhabitants were around 1000 at 1920, but have reduced from then and have been around 530-550 for the last years.
The Eyrarbakki Hostel has 4 apartments, each accommodating up 6 persons. The apartments are nicely furnished with a dishwasher, refrigerator and all main kitchen supplies, two single beds in the bed room and a double couch in the living room, television and wireless internet. The Gónhóll café in the adjacent house is open from everyday from 11 – 18 from June 1st to August 31st and upon agreement for bigger groups. It also houses a culture centre, a handicraft market and a vegetable market.
There are two museums in Eyrarbakki; the Maritime Museum’s most noteworthy piece is the rowboat Farsæll. The museum also holds many pieces related to the sea and fish-processing in Eyrarbakki area. The District museum in Húsið has exhibitions on the history of Húsið building and the people that used to work and live there, but also about the history of trading in Eyrarbakki as well as various items related to the history of Árnessýsla. 3 km out of town is Flói Nature Reserve, a paradise for wetland birds, with a marked circular hiking trail through the marshes.
Please contact for prices and booking information.