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Turn of the Century Festival Celebrated in South Iceland

The town of Eyrarbakki in south Iceland will hold its second annual Turn of the Century Festival next weekend, August 14 and 15. Townspeople will dress up in 1900-style clothing and visitors are encouraged to do the same.

From Eyrarbakki. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Antique cars and horse carriages will cruise the street offering pedestrians a ride and the sailboat Hreggvidur, which was built in 1883, will be on display at the harbor, Morgunbladid reports.

The boat’s owner, Jón Ingi Jónsson, renovated it a few years ago and sailed it from Thorlákshöfn to Eyrarbakki yesterday evening.

The festival’s program includes art exhibitions, a barn dance, concerts, a parade and farmers’ market. Additionally, some of the locals invite visitors to have coffee and pancakes in their homes.

Accordion music will be played out on the streets and everyone can have a taste of the town’s meat soup, which, according to eyrarbakki.is, is the best meat soup in Iceland.

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