This tiny fishing village with a population of less than 800 is located on a stunningly beautiful fjord and is worthwhile for those who want to see a typical coastal town in Iceland that is off-the-beaten path. Established in the 1700s as a trading post and commercial center, the community and local economy still revolve around the fishing industry as it did when herring, ‘the ocean’s silver,’ was at its peak.

The colorful village sits under the shadow of Holmatindur Mountain and boasts a reputable ski resort in Oddskard. There is also a Maritime Museum housed in the town’s oldest building exhibiting the fishing and whaling industries of the East Fjords.