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East Iceland Church and Cultural Center

The Music Center in East Iceland (Tónlistarmiðstöð Austurlands) was established in 2001. The goal
with the Music Center is to support the local music scene, educate children and grownups in music-related things, help out with the promotion of events and local artists, book concerts in the area, and build general awareness and knowledge in music.
Day to day business of the Music Centre is in the care of the Cultural Center in Fjarðabyggð.

The Music Centre has an excellent concert venue in Eskifjörður, ideal for classical and contemporary music as the building was specifically designed to bring the live concert experience to the audience. The concert hall is popular for concerts
and well known for its great acoustics, but it is also used by musicians for practice and recordings. Additionally, there is a great meeting hall located in the building, excellent for business meetings, conferences, and seminars.

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East Iceland Church and Cultural Center

Dalbraut 2

GPS Points N65° 4' 42.010" W14° 2' 1.821"
Opening period All year

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Byggðarholt Golf Club
Golf Courses
  • Strandgata 71a
  • 735 Eskifjörður
  • 892-4622
Hiking Club Ferðafélag Fjarðamanna
Hiking Tours - Hiking
  • Melagata 8
  • 740 Neskaupstaður
  • 470-1018, 863-3623
Kaj Kayak Club
Kayak Tours / Paddleboarding
  • Kirkjufjara
  • 740 Neskaupstaður
  • 863-9939
Norðfjörður Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Golfskálinn, Grænanesbökkum
  • 740 Neskaupstaður
  • 477-1165
Austursigling
Day Tours
  • Fjörður 4
  • 710 Seyðisfjörður
  • 899-2409
Nature
2.75 km
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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Nature
23.47 km
Páskahellir (Easter cave)

There are beautiful natural sights like the cave Páskahellir down by the shore of Neskaupsstaður. The walk from the entrance of the Nature Reserve to the site is about 10 to 15 min.

Other attractions
18.14 km
Neskaupstaður golf course

Grænanesvöllur is a golf course at the Norðfjörður Golf Club. The course has nine holes, par 70, and was built in 1965. It is considered an extremely fun course and it doesn't hurt that it is in a beautiful fjord. Drive off the field after a game for a detour to Miðbær farm.

Other attractions
16.18 km
Reyðarfjörður golf course

Fjarðabyggð Golf Club's course is called Kollur and is located on a hillside in the town of Reyðarfjörður. The course has 9 holes, is par 70, and has beautiful surroundings. The course is considered easy to navigate, but it is new and is still being built.

For the Children
14.13 km
Búðará river

Búðará flows right through the settlement in Reyðarfjörður. In the center of Reyðarfjörður town, you will find the beginning of a beautiful hiking trail that runs along the river through the forested riverbank of Búðará. When you come to the War Museum, you can choose whether to walk along with a wooded lookout point along the ridge east of the War Museum or up to Búðarárfoss waterfall.

Nature
3.76 km
Hólmanes

Between Reyðarfjörður and Eskifjörður you can visit the Nature reserve Hólmanes. This is an ideal place to enjoy a good walk either down to the sea or up the hills. Birds and remarkable rock formations can be enjoyed in Hólmanes. With luck, you could stumble upon a herd of reindeers.

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Nature
23.96 km
Grænafell

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.

On Fatmap here below can you find more info about the hiking trail up to Grænafell.

Nature
13.41 km
Oddsskarð

Oddsskard Oddis 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.

Here can you find more info: Oddskarð

Nature
3.86 km
Völvuleiði

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 fulfill her protective role. Thus, in 1627 as the Algerian pirates who had previously pillaged the South and the Westman Islands, approached the eastern shore, the cunning lady produced a fog so massive that the scoundrels were compelled to take to the sea and abandon their lugubrious plans of manhunt and massacre.

Other attractions
2.02 km
Eskifjörður golf course

There has been a golf course in Eskifjörður since 1979 called Byggðarholtsvöllur. It has nine holes and is located south of Eskifjarðará river, within the settlement. The environment is diverse and golfers agree that it is extremely fun.

Nature
8.52 km
Helgustaðanáma

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 an excellent walking path leading up to it.

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

Scientific discoveries made with the aid of Iceland spar from Iceland directly influenced the development of modern society. Progress since its discovery in the 17th century until 1930 in various important fields of the natural sciences and technology would have been delayed by decades if Iceland spar had not been available at that time. As the sole supplier of first-class spar crystals for scientific purposes, Helgustaðir in Reyðarfjörður may, therefore, be considered the most valuable location in Iceland in an international context.

Nature
2.93 km
Mjóeyri

Mjóeyri is a delightful place on the outskirts of Eskifjörður. There are a lighthouse and a delightful shoreline, 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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Rare Stone Collection
Museums
  • Lambeyrarbraut 5
  • 735 Eskifjörður
  • 476-1177
Myndlistarsafn Tryggva Ólafssonar
Museums
  • Egilsbraut 2
  • 740 Neskaupstaður
  • 470-9063, 860-4726.
The Jósafat Hinriksson’s Maritime Museum
Museums
  • Egilsbraut 2
  • 740 Neskaupstaður
  • 4709000

Others

Hotel Capitano
Hotels
  • Hafnarbraut 50
  • 740 Neskaupstaður
  • 477-1800, 861-4747
Olís - Service station
Gas station
  • Hafnarbraut 19
  • 740 Neskaupstaður
  • 477-1500, 477-1476
Sesam Brauðhús
  • Hafnargötu 1
  • 730 Reyðarfjörður
Olis - Service Station - Quiznos
Gas station
  • Búðareyri 33
  • 730 Reyðarfjörður
  • 474-1147, 840-1785

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