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Middle of May in the Beautiful Town Eskifjörður in Austurland, East Iceland

Eskifjörður is a charming seaside village in the middle of the Eastern Fjords. Eskifjörður became an official trading post in 1789 and has been a commercial centre ever since. This video is taken in the middle of May. Two mountains, Eskja and Hólmatindur, dominate the fjord. Hólmatindur - 985 meters above sea level - is the pride and joy of the locals. #eskifjordur #iceland #austurland

Austurland

Towns & Villages

Each town in Austurland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages t, the influence of North European neighbors obvious to everyone. 

The French made a strong impact in Fáskrúðsfjörður where the road signs are made out in French as well as in Icelandic. Norwegian influence is easily detected in the Eskifjörður and Seydisfjörður architecture. No such roots are to be seen in Egilsstadir which is the latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

Map Vopnafjörður Borgarfjörður Eystri Egilsstaðir Seyðisfjörður Mjóifjörður Neskaupstaður Breiðdalsvík Eskifjörður Reyðarfjörður Fáskrúðsfjörður Stöðvarfjörður Djúpivogur