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Mjóeyri Travel Service

The Mjóeyri Travel service is ideally located on the outskirts of town Eskifjörður. The original family house, built from 1895, is recently refurbished and preserves the atmosphere of yesteryear warmth and comfort.
Mjóeyri boasts a spectacular view of fjords Reyðarfjörður and Eskifjörður and the surrounding mountains. Breakfast and dinner are optional if previously ordered.
Accommodation is offered in five rooms, single, double and triple rooms with joint cooking facilities, a living room and washroom facilities. All rooms have radio and TV. The premises are a no-smoking area. A spacious veranda lends access to sleeping bag facilities with cooking facilities and washroom.
Mjóeyri offers accommodation for 6-7 people in each of five recent cottages, comfortably garnished with a veranda and excellent view. The cooking facilities are fully garnished. The living rooms include a couch which can be transformed into a comfortable queen-size bed. The upper storeys constitute a room with a double bed and an attic provides sleeping facilities for 2-3 persons. All cottages include internet access.
Bathhouse with sauna, showers, toilets and washing machine is also available for our guests and Jacuzzi in a boat is located in front of the bathhouse.

Mjóeyri Travel Service

Strandgata 120

GPS Points N65° 3' 35.936" W13° 59' 32.477"
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477-1247

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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.
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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.

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Mjóeyri

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.

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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.

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Oddsskarð

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.

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Hólmatindur

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.

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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