Stokkseyri is a coastal town in the fertile farming district region of Flói. It is known for its black sandy beach which becomes quite crowded with tourists during summer. The beach is wide and full of driftwood.
A long sea wall was erected in the late 18th century to prevent encroachment by the sea and as a shield against Ölfusá river's flooding and high waves. The entire coastal area is open lowland and very windswept with shallow shores.
An interesting museum, "Þuríðar cottage" is in Stokkseyri, built in memory of lady Þuríður Einarsdóttir, captain of a fishing boat in the late 18th and early 19th century, a time when it was considered an unique profession for a woman.
Not far from Stokkseyri is another museum worth visiting, "Baugsstaðir dairy farm".
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