In the Neighborhood
In the town of Eyrarbakki:
The House at Eyrarbakki (Húsið) – The Árnesinga Folk Museum
Maritime Museum of Eyrarbakki
Eyrarbakkakirkja, the Eyrarbakki Church
Black sand beach
Eyrarbakki Campground, run by Björgunarsveit Björg Eyrarbakka
Aurora hunting from Eyrarbakki
Bakki Hostel & Apartments
Less than 10 minutes away:
Stokkseyri (swimming pool, hunting museum, Draugasetrið Ghost Center, petting zoo, kayaking)
Þorlákshöfn (golf course, swimming pool)
10-25 minutes away:
Less than an hour away:
UNESCO World Heritage Site Þingvellir National Park (hiking, waterfall, snorkeling, scuba diving)
Geysir Hot Spring Area
Laugarvatn Fontana Spa
Búri lava tube cave
Bláfjöll ski area
Leiðarendi lava tube cave
The Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa
Inside The Volcano
There are three golf courses nearby, at Þorlákshöfn, Selfoss, and Hveragerði. Bakkahestar in Eyrarbakki offers horseback riding tours on the beach for riders of all ages and experience levels. The tour company Iceland Activities, located in Hveragerði, can help arrange hiking, biking, and surfing tours nearby. For scuba diving and snorkeling tours at Þingvellir National Park, contact Dive.is. For caving tours, contact Extreme Iceland. For glacier hikes, river rafting, and canoeing, contact Arctic Adventures.
There are several guesthouses and vacation rentals in Eyrarbakki and nearby. Check out:
Bakki Hostel & Apartments, a delightful property just steps away from the seaside and just a few minutes’ walk from The Red House. They have three apartments that each sleep up to four and a brand-new 36-bed hostel that opened May 2015.
Seaside Cottages has two cottages that sleep 2 and 4 people.
Cottages & Summer Houses for rent – bungalo.is
The nearest hotels are in Selfoss, which is a 15 minute drive away and easily reached by taxi.