One of the biggest communities in East Iceland is Neskaupsstaður. It was not until 1949 that Neskaupstaður got a road linked to the outside world and became an accessible area, before that time it was only reached by sea because of the high mountains and really bad roads.

Neskaupstaður  is and has always been a fishing village, there are one of Icelands biggest fishing industry, boats and ships are going in the harbour all year round. Fish is the towns main employment and source.

Population: 1700