The Eggs of Merry Bay are an art piece by the respected Icelandic artist Sigurður Guðmundsson. The piece represents 34 eggs from species of birds that nest within the Djúpivogur area. The biggest one is the Red throated diver which is the signature bird of the town.
The Eggs are positioned on top of concrete pillars that were used by the fishmeal factory Bræðslan next to the Eggs. The fish was landed and transported by a conduit on the pillars into the rendering of the factory. The old fish-factory then left the town in 2006 and left the town with and empty building and concrete pillars that had no use anymore. The District Manager of Djúpivogur had been pondering on what could be done with these old pillars, so he consulted the visual artist Sigurður Guðmundsson. Sigurður immediately came up with the idea of the granite eggs and put his idea into action. He said by the inauguration of his artwork that he had never created such a big artwork in such a short time, but the artwork itself is 200 meters long.
Here you can see more information about each of the 34 eggs of the art piece.