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Stokkseyri

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Stokkseyri
Town
Location of the Municipality of Árborg
Location of the Municipality of Árborg
Location in Iceland

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Country Template:Country data Iceland
Constituency[1] South Constituency
Region[2] Southern Region
Municipality Árborg
Population (2011)
 • Total 445
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Website Official website

Stokkseyri is a small town in Southern Iceland, with a population of around 445.

Overview

Founded around 900 AD by the settler Hásteinn Atlason. It was an important fishing and trading village in previous times, and now it's become more of a tourist attraction.[3] The town is founded on the Great Þjórsá lava.

The school is Barnaskólinn á Eyrarbakka og Stokkseyri.

The experimental artistic collaboration Jónsi & Alex wrote a song named after the town which appears as track 4 on their album, Riceboy Sleeps.

The Knarraros lighthouse, which is a unique blend of the functionalism and art novueau styles, is located about Script error: No such module "convert". away.

A known inhabitant of Stokkseyri was Stokkseyrar-Dísa.

It is home to football team UMF Stokkseyri.

References

  1. Political division
  2. Mainly statistical division
  3. "Stokkseyri town official website". 

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