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Eyrarbakki Destination Guide

Explore Eyrarbakki in Iceland.

Eyrarbakki in the region of South with it's 594 inhabitants is located in Iceland - some 29 mi (or 47 km) South-East of Reykjavík, the country's capital city.

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Time in Eyrarbakki is now 02:57 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Atlantic / Reykjavik" with an UTC offset of 0 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Sauðárkrókur, Akureyri, Stokkseyri, Selfoss, Reykjavík or Borgarnes. Since you are here already, consider visiting and Eyrarbakki. We saw some hobby films in the internet. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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About Bananas at Iceland

03:32 min ( May 09, 2009 by grasastelpa)
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A short trip trough the bananahouse of the Agricultural University of Iceland, Hveragerði

Fireflies - Owl City ( Acoustic Cover )

03:34 min ( May 20, 2010 by KaritasogFannar)
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Fireflies - Owl City - Acoustic Cover by Karitas and Fannar .. :)

Airbus A380 - powerful short run take-of...

03:00 min ( April 30, 2011 by drunkenlee94)
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Ingólfsfjall and Eyrarbakki Iceland

03:45 min ( October 25, 2012 by sunsetbay83)
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This is a video of my trip to Iceland I did in August 2008. Ingólfsfjall (551 m) is a volcano in southern Iceland between the towns of Hveragerði and Sellfoss which was created under an ice age glac...

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Interesting facts about this location


Eyrarbakki is a fishing-town on the south-coast of Iceland with a population of about 570 people, not including inhabitants of the prison located there. The town is founded on the Great Þjórsá lava.

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Located at 63.86, -21.15 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Iceland


Litla-Hraun is the largest prison in Iceland, as well the most notorious one. Located just outside Eyrarbakki, it consists of nine buildings inside a high-security fence. Litla-Hraun was founded on March 8, 1929 as a single building. Inside the fence is a football field as well as some basketball facilities. Work programs include the making of license plates and car washing. Inmates get paid for their work according to a fixed rate set by the Prison Authority of Iceland.

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Located at 63.86, -21.15 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1929 establishments in Iceland, Prisons in Iceland

Flói Nature Reserve

The Flói Nature Reserve is a bird and nature reserve located in southern Iceland. It includes a stretch of the east shore of the Ölfusá River. The reserve measures roughly 1–1.5 km ( ) wide by 4.5 km long, with an area of about 5 km . It is an Internationally Important Bird Area as recognised by BirdLife International. It is all low-lying wetland, on average only 2 m above sea level, and is subject to seawater flooding at the spring tide. There are vistas of the surrounding mountains.

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Located at 63.86, -21.15 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Protected areas established in 1997, Protected areas of Iceland

Þjórsá lava

The Great Þjórsá Lava is the largest lava flow in Iceland both according to area and volume and the largest lava that is known to have erupted in a single eruption in the Holocene time. It belongs to a group of lavas known as the Tungná lavas. It was erupted in the Veiðivötn region, Central Iceland, 8600 years BP (6600 BC). The crater area is covered by younger lavas and eruptives. The Þjórsá lava does not appear on the surface until 70 km downstream of its supposed crater area.

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Located at 63.86, -21.15 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Iceland East Volcanic Zone, Volcanoes of Iceland


Kaldaðarnes is an ancient farm estate in Iceland on the banks of the Ölfus river, around 8 km west of Selfoss. Records of a farm at this location exist back to year 1200 where it is stated that Kaldaðarnes was one of few farms with rights to offer ferry service across the Ölfus river. At Kaldaðarnes there was a church during Middle Ages and in the church there was a wooden cross that was believed to have healing powers, drawing pilgrims to the church.

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Located at 63.86, -21.15 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Military history of Iceland during World War II, West Iceland, World War II sites in Iceland