Travel search
Can't find it? Try searching for it :)

Eskifjörður Camping Ground

Fjarðabyggð community has organized camping grounds in all major villages. All the grounds have grill facilities and playgrounds for children.

The Eskifjörður camping ground is located at Bleiksá river at the town entrance, encircled by scenic brushes. The camping place has showers, WCs, electricity for camping cars and a good playground for children. The local swimming pool is close by, as is a café and a Shell service station.

Rates 2015

Adults: 1.200 kr
18 years and younger: Free
Senior citizens and the disabled: 650 kr
Electricity: 750 kr

Eskifjörður Camping Ground

Strandgata 2

GPS Points N65° 4' 41.370" W14° 1' 50.347"

+354 776-0063



Opening period 01/06 - 15/09
Service Public lavatory Petrole station Coffe shop Swimming pool Shower Play ground
Categories Camping

Travel directory for Eskifjörður Camping Ground

The official travel index of Iceland


Norðfjörður Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Golfskálinn, Grænanesbökkum
  • 740 Neskaupstaður
  • 477-1165
Bus Service
Day Tours
  • Þiljuvellir 28
  • 740 Neskaupstaður
  • 854-4101
Byggðarholt Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Strandgata 71a
  • 735 Eskifjörður
  • 892-4622
Eskifjörður Swimming pool
Swimming Pools
  • Dalbraut 3a
  • 735 Eskifjörður
  • 476-1218
Tour Operators
  • Búðargata 4
  • 730 Reyðarfjörður
  • 892-9136
Hiking Club Ferðafélag Fjarðamanna
Hiking Tours - Hiking
  • Melagata 8
  • 740 Neskaupstaður
  • 470-1018, 863-3623
Kaj Kayak Club
Kayak Tours
  • Kirkjufjara
  • 740 Neskaupstaður
  • 863-9939
13.20 km

Oddsskard is a pass between the villages Eskifjörður and Norðfjörður. The year 1949 saw the road construction and between1974-1977 a tunnel was dug to facilitate communication.
Close to the pass you´ll find one of the best ski resorts in Iceland, nicknamed "The Eastern Fjords´ Alps". In the wintertime these delightful and versatile hills simply call out to skiers to come and enjoy. There are hills to fit the needs of all ages and different capacities.

8.45 km

Helgustaðanáma is an old Icelandic spar mine, located above the trail leading from Eskifjörður til Vödlavík inlet. It is partially open to visitors and there is good walking path leading up to it.

All removal of the spar is forbidden and the area is a protected nature reserve.

The Icelandic spar is made out of especially pure cristalls of calsit. Characteristic for the Icelandic spar in Helgustaðanáma is its size, purity and clarity. The spar was used in telescopes and other technical instruments in times gone by. Icelandic spar can be found in several stone collections and geological museums around the world.

4.09 km

Situated some distance above the highway connecting the villages Reyðarfjörður and Eskifjörður is the burial mound of a prophetess said to be a guardian angel of the area. According to legend, as long as her bones remain intact - and the cairn indicating the site is maintained - the prophetess will continue to fulfil her protective role. Thus, in 1627 as the Algerian pirates who had previously pillaged the South and the Westmann Islands, approached the eastern shore, the cunning lady produced a fog so massive that the scoundrels were compelled to take to sea and abandon their lugubrious plans of manhunt and massacre.

2.98 km

Hólmatindur is the mountain every inhabitant in Eskifjörður cherishes, towering 985 m. above sea level. It´s not an easy climb to the top but the stunning view is a reward in itself and worth your exertions. Once on the top the valiant mountaineer can write his /her name in a guestbook, and subsequently obtain one stamp in a succession of 5 needed in order to get the title Mountain Conqueror. This being an initiative organized by the local hiking club Ferðafélag Fjarðamanna.


3.99 km
Between Reyðarfjörður and Eskifjörðu you can visit the Nature reservat Hólmanes. This is a ideal place to enjoy a good walk either down to the sea or up the hills. Birds and remarkable rockformations can be enjoyed in Hólmanes. With luck you could stumble upon a herd of reindeers.
2.86 km

Mjóeyri is a delightful place on the outskirts of Eskifjörður. There is a lighthouse and a delightful shorelina, where birds and sea shells are to be found. For tourists it is an oasis and a horn of plenty: Guided tours, a boat- rental, angling, good food and highly agreeable accommodation.
Mjóeyri has a historical past as the last place of execution, on Sept. 30th 1786. The final resting place of the late convict can be found here.

24.18 km

The haven of Mt. Grænafell by Reyðarfjörður has served as the prime location for local outdoor activities for a number of years. At the top of the mountain a beautiful lake awaits the visitor and a spectacular gorge carves the landscape beside the fell. A paradise of fine bushes at the foot of the mount completes the icing on the cake. The tiny forest is adorned by planted trees, brooklets and extensive rocks fragments from the cliff, reminiscent of dwellings from the land of fairy tales. The area has been made easily accessible by marked hiking trails.

East Iceland

Towns & Villages

Each town in East Iceland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages the influence of North European neighbours is 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 latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

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