A peek into the family chest
A superb storytelling performance Eyrarbakki and how visionary active inhabitants turned it from a stagnant society into a modern one.
Ásta Kristrún, opens a facinating box of dramatic stories as she has strong family roots in old Eyrarbakki Village.
have guitar, will travel...
Valgeir's collorful career spans over four decades and hits by the dozen.
A relaxed and spontaineous performer he has many stories and comments to go along with his varied music. Valgeir performs in English and Scandinavian, and yes - also in Icelandic.
where time stopped ticking
One of the first places settled in the 800´s, Eyrabakki was the busiest port and trading place in Iceland for almost a Millenium.
The atmosphere and soul of the village brings one back in time, complimented by the closeness to nature and the Elements.
Our grand EBB program option is for guests who like a deeper experience of Eyrarbakki - the people, the culture and the atmosphere.
Saga Music and Storytelling is followed by a visit to the unique Heritage Museum "Húsið", the home of Ásta's ancestors, and nearby Eyrarbakki Church.
The visit is completed with a hearty meal at restaurant "Rauða húsið".
Outdoor activities, Horseriding and Kayaking are optional, so please click for more!
Bakkastofa Winter Programs
In wintertime Bakkastofa offers seasonal programs with a special emphasis on the old Icelandic Yuletide traditions.
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Bakkastofa - a Home and a Culture House
The home and workplace of Ásta Kristrún and Valgeir, masters of receiving guests and leaving them with a lasting memory of a good and giving time had.
Valgeir, one of Iceland´s top musicial artists, is known for his relaxed and spontanous style when performing his works. Ásta, a storyteller by natue, takes her guests on a trip to another day and with her dramatic tales of her Eyrarbakki ancestors.