Bobby Fischer Center

The South

This little museum houses the memorabilia of chess champion Bobby Fischer, who is buried 2km northeast in Laugardælirkirkja's cemetery. It is also a hang-out for chess players. There are occasional chess classes and tournaments; enquire within for details.

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The pretty riverside church in Selfoss was built in the 1950s.

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5. Húsið á Eyrarbakka

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6. Listasafn Árnesinga

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7. Hveragerði Stone & Geology Exhibition

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8. Draugasetrið

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