My husband and I ended our first day in magical Iceland at the small coastal fishing village of Eyrarbakki, where we were treated to the first of many dazzling sunsets I came to associate with this amazing country. I caught my husband in this moment watching the sun set and wondering at the beauty of Iceland's coast.
Eyrarbakki is typical of what we found in most towns outside Reykjavik, very small with just over 550 residents. What set Eyrarbakki apart was the prison located there, the biggest in Iceland and by far the largest employer in the region. The village used to be home to an aluminum frying pan factory and fish processing plant, but both unfortunately have closed.
If you're looking for the best place in Iceland to watch the epic, 1.5-hour winter sunsets we enjoyed each day, I recommend heading for the beach in Eyrarbakki for a view that can't be beat.