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Bakkastofa - Our House

Búðarhamar, is one of the distinctive early 20th century houses in Eyrarbakki. It was built by a well to do entepreneur Andrés Jónsson in 1916 to accomodate his family as well as the general store he opened on the ground floor.


A man with a keen view on the future, Andrés had his new house wirered for electrical power not yet available in Eyrabakki. This didn´t stop our man who one day hauled a machine from his boat and lit his new castle up under the thundering beat of the motor. The first illuminated house in Eyrarbakki was a now a fact and people travelled to see the wonder.


It is a true privilege to live and work in this wonderful building. We love to receive guests and have them experiencing our own slice of Iceland culture and history.



Búðarhamar on a Spring Evening

The Doctor's House across the street form Búðarhamar 

bakkastofa - eyrargata 32, 820 Eyrarbakki / / tel. 821 2428 - 561 2429

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