Eskifjordur is a charming seaside village in the middle of the eastern Fjords. Eskifjordur became an official trading post in 1789 and has been a commercial centre ever since. Two mountains, Eskja and Holmatindur, dominate the fjord. Holmatindur - 985 meters above sea level - is the pride and joy of the locals. Since village culture and industry have been shaped by the sea for a long time, a walk around town is recommended, noting the historical buildings and piers. A visit to the Maritime Museum will add to the experience. The attractive seafarers´ lodge Randulfssjohus remains unchanged since 1890, showing the ways of yesteryear´s fisheries trade. You can even try tasting the shark and dried fish still produced there. Boat renting and sailing around the fjord is possible where you can try your hand at fishing for supper. Geology in the area is worth noting. E.g. a short way east along the coast you reach one of the globe´s most famous spar mines, where some of the world´s largest spar crystals have been excavated. After the sightseeing tour a visit to the local swimming pool is recommended - or perhaps a visit the coffee shop Kaffihusid, before heading on.
Things to do:
• Rent a boat at Mjoeyri • Learn about the last execution in the east • Helgustadanama, the world famous mine • Vodlavik the deserted bay with black sandy beach. • The Church - and cultural centre for art • Steinasafn Sorens og Sigurborgar a stone collection in a private home.