“We have a fabulous stay at Einar's house. The accommodation was better than described, very stylish (Madda is an artist, and the house reflects it), comfortable, is furnished with everything that you may need and is beautifully located for explore the best of the South Iceland, like Reykiavik, the Golden Circle and so on. Einar and Madda are a great and kind host, very friendly, helpful and thoughtful. The made us feel very welcome and gave us very good recommendations. We'd definitively recommend Einar's place, and are very grateful to him and his lovely wife for their kindness and hospitality.”
Where is it?
Our home is in a small village called Stokkseyri, which is part of Árborg. In Árborg there are three densely populated areas of Stokkseyri, Eyrarbakki and Selfoss. Selfoss is the most populous and there are a variety of shops and places to eat and a variety of services including a hospital, a pharmacy, a swimming pool with gym. Selfoss is about 10 min. distance from Stokkseyri. Eyrarbakki is a small village on the seafront. Old trading place. There are many old houses as well as a regional museum. Eyrarbakki is about 5 minutes from Stokkseyri.
The coastline is very beautiful and special. Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki are former fishing villages, but there is no fishing today but a litle fish processing. Otherwise, this agricultural area has a great wildlife. Many horses a round and great birdlife.
Many beautiful waterfalls are close to our homes, for example. Gullfoss about 1 hour and 15 min, Skógafoss about 1 hour and 30 min (there is also a folk museum) Seljalandsfoss about 1 hour and 10 min and Urriðafoss 28 min.
Many geothermal arias are nearby, including Hveragerði 25 min. There is a lot of greenhouses where vegetables and flowers are grown. Hot springs is all over the town and there is a special courtyard you can go into to look closer. There is also the litle geysir Grýta and up to the valley are hot springs. Krýsuvík ( 50 min) is also a beautiful geothermal area and of course the famus Geysir and Strokkur 64 km 1 hour 26 min. Geysir is near Gullfoss and is part of the Golden Circle.
Other places that may be interesting to go to are: Friðheimar in Reykholt Biskupstungur 1 hour 11 min. There is tomato production and horse rental. There you can have a wonderful tomato soup in a wonderful setting and there own production, the only place in the world I think, tomato beer.
Hvolsvöllur 50 min. For the storytellers, the Njálusetrið, where you can learn about the most famous Icelandic saga Brennunjálssaga. There is also LAVA, the Iceland Volcano and Earthquake Center that opened in the spring of 2017.
I could go on like this for a long time, but in the end, there are good swimming pools many places, and you can just take it easy here go for a walk or relax in our the hot tub.
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