"Stokkseyri - the museum town!" Top 5 Page for this destination South Iceland Things to Do Tip by Regina1965
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Stokkseyri is the town next to Eyrarbakki, they are only 7 km apart, and jokingly these towns are often referred to by Icelanders as "Stokkseyrarbakki".
It is a small town with ca 470 inhabitans, but a lot of activities, surprisingly so for such a small town. There is a very good restaurant there (see my tip on that) and people come especially there from ReykjavÝk (65 km) to get the lobster-soup and visit the museums. There is the "must-see" Icelandic Wonders museum, with its elves, trolls and Northern lights. There is also a Ghost museum in the same building and art galleries and art studios, where one can buy handmade Icelandic craft.
At Stokkseyri there is also "Veiisafni" or the Hunting Museum and is the only place in Iceland where you can see a giraffe :) Now my sister just moved to Stokkseyri into the Hunting Museum!
Plus there are organised Kayak tours, both on lakes, in the swamps and in the ocean.
The shore-side is very popular as well - I have added a tip on that. This town is just so worth a visit!
I have made a special page on Stokkseyri with tips on the museums there.
Address: 825 Stokkseyri, South-Iceland
Directions: Coming from Eyrarbakki on road 34 turn right on road 33 for Stokkseyri right after the prison. If coming from Selfoss on road 34 turn left for Stokkseyri on road 33. There are only 10 km from Selfoss to Stokkseyri.
Phone: 354 8644222
Website: http://www.stokkseyri.is http://en.kajak.is/
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