Stokkseyri Sea Village

Stokkseyri is a part of the Municipality of Árborg. The village is located on the Þjórsárhraun lava field, which extends offshore outside Stokkseyri to form skerries up to 400 - 700 m from the coast. The lava is the largest lava field on earth since the end of the last ice-age. The seashore at Stokkseyri is known for its beauty - skerries, breaking waves and bird life, and thus popular for hiking. The village has a rich art and cultural life. Paintings- and glass galleries, Ghost Centre and a Museum of Icelandic Wonders which are all situated in the Cultural centre, an old fish processing factory that has found a new role due to changes in the fishing industry. In Stokkseyri there is also a Hunting Museum with a large collection of mounted animals and firearms. Culture is not the only thing the town has to offer. It also has a seafood restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, Kayak sailing tours. Þuríðarbúð is a bunkhouse that shows the conditions fishermen had to live with in the past. It is named after Þuríður Einarsdóttir (1777-1863), famous as a woman foreman, or captain, on one of the large rowing boats used for fishing at the time. Further east from Stokkseyri is the Baugsstaðir creamery one of Iceland’s oldest dairies, preserved largely unchanged as a museum and Knarrarósviti lighthouse, is 26,2 meters high and is the tallest building in South-Iceland. Stokkseyri is not far from Iceland's most visited tourist attractions.

 
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