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About Norðfjörður
Neskaupstaður is about as far east as you can go in Iceland, and soaring mountains provide a scenic backdrop to the town (which is sometimes called Norðfjörður, after the fjord it sits on). The fjord and those surrounding mountains provide plentiful recreational opportunities, from hiking to horse-riding trails. Today the area is accessed via a new, 8km-long road tunnel, but until 50 years ago it was only accessible by sea, a fact that had a stimulating effect on the local culture. Neskaupstaður is known for an impressive music scene and it hosts one of Iceland’s eclectic summertime festivals: Eistnaflug, dedicated to metal and punk music. Other forms of cultural life are on display at Safnahúsið, a three-in-one harborfront museum that houses a natural history collection, a maritime exhibit, and the modernist artworks of local painter Tryggvi Ólafsson.

Destinations

Gerpir
Páskahellir Cave
Rauðubjörg
Vöðlavík Hiking Trails
Neskaupstaður Nature Reserve
Avalance Defence Structures

Things to do

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Norðfjörður Golf club Golfskálinn, Grænanesbökkum 740 Neskaupstaður 477-1165
Hiking Club Ferðafélag Fjarðamanna 740 Neskaupstaður 847-1690
Kaj Kayak Club Kirkjufjara 740 Neskaupstaður 863-9939
Karlsstaðir - Ferðafélag Fjarðamanna Vöðlavík, Fjarðabyggð 740 Neskaupstaður 894-5477
Norðfjörður District Information Office Sundlaugin á Neskaupsstað - Miðstræti 15 740 Neskaupstaður 477-1243

Hiking Trails

Gerpir
Gerpir is the easternmost cape of Iceland, steep and rugged, 661 meters high. It is believed that the oldest cliffs in Iceland, about 12 million years old, are found in Gerpir.  Gerpissvæðið is a true…
Viðfjörður
The beutiful wilderness at bay Norðfjarðarflói. Of the three fjords or main arms in Norðfjarðarflói bay, Viðfjörður is the most southern. The remaining two are Norðfjörður, the home to Neskaupstaður t…
Neskaupstaður Nature Reserve
Iceland´s first nature reserve. The reserve, stretching from Stórilækur toward the ocean, became formally protected on November 29th, 1972, making Neskaupstaður Nature Reserve the first of its sort in…
Hellisfjörður
A charming, richly vegetated fjord, deserted and hidden behind the mountainous peninsula across the bay from Neskaupstaður. The ruins of a whaling station that operated early in the 20th century can s…
Avalance Defence Structures
A part of the great outdoors in Norðfjörður. Over the last several years, impressive structures have been built above the town of Neskaupstaður, in order to protect it from snow on the towering mounta…
Sandvík Bay
Once the easternmost settlement in Iceland. Though this inlet of the Gerpir cliffs is now abandoned, it once sheltered Iceland´s easternmost settlement, and is still home to the famous ghost Glæsir. H…

Historic and Cultural sites

Gerpir
Viðfjörður
Neskaupstaður Nature Reserve
Hellisfjörður
Avalance Defence Structures
Sandvík Bay

Food and accommodation

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Olis - Service Station Búðareyri 33 730 Reyðarfjörður 474-1147
Hotel Capitano Hafnarbraut 50 740 Neskaupstaður 477-1800
Karlsstaðir - Ferðafélag Fjarðamanna Vöðlavík, Fjarðabyggð 740 Neskaupstaður 894-5477

Practical information

It is important to keep a few things in mind when travelling in Iceland. It is necessary to keep up with the weather forecast, even during summer, and road conditions. You must get familiar with the Icelandic Króna (currency) and pack appropriately for the season you are visiting, you can expect all kinds of weather all year round. And there is no need to buy water because the tap water is great!

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