This charming seaside village, named after the adjacent fjord, lies centrally in the region known as Iceland’s East Fjords. In past centuries, Eskifjörður was a great commercial centre, becoming the municipality’s first community to be granted a town charter in 1786.
Since village culture and industry have been shaped by the sea for a long time, simply walking around town is enjoyable, noting the historical buildings and piers or visiting the Maritime Museum. The attractive building Randulffssjóhús dates from 1890 and shows how fisher folk used to work; you can even try tasting the shark and dried fish still produced there.
Iceland Travel’s Shore Excursions from the port of Eskifjordur include:
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