Time passes easily when visiting the small village of Stokkseyri, situated at the south-coast and only a 45-minute drive from the capital. There are plenty of interesting sites to visit, a gourmet restaurant, Fjöruborðið, specializing in the art of cooking lobster to pure perfection, and various impressive museums established by the town’s creative inhabitants. Among them is the infamous haunted Ghost Centre, located inside the Art and Culture House at Hafnargata 9, a building that formerly served as a freezing plant. There, guests will not only come into contact with some of the country’s most famous ghosts (who are very friendly phantoms on the whole) they can also listen to all sorts of old ghost stories while exploring the museum. Don’t miss out on going into room number 19, although it will most definitely make your heart jump a little. After the tour a drink at the Ghost Bar, located in the building where the Brennivín-Ghost rules his kingdom, is highly recommended.
As there are many more curious creatures and intriguing spirits living among us humans, Stokkseyri residents naturally recognised the need to open up a new museum on the ground floor, dedicated to elves and trolls. Opening to the public in the beginning of March, the 1,200m2 museum, entitled Icelandic Wonders, will feature an ice bar lit up by northern lights, with ice transported from the Vatnajökull Glacier, and the opportunity to visit the incredible world of elves, trolls and hidden people.
Both museums will be open daily from 14-21 during summer, and from 14-18 on weekends during the winter months.
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