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Fosshotel Eastfjords

Located on the east coast of Iceland, Fáskrúðsfjörður is celebrated for its majestic nature and beautiful scenery. Fosshotel Eastfjords operates in 4 historic buildings previously made for French fishermen in the years between 1898-1907. The most famous of them is the French hospital, built in 1903. In 1939, the house was disassembled, moved and became deserted for almost 50 years. In 2008, a decision was made to reassemble it at its original location. The hospital has 13 rooms of the total 47 rooms at the hotel. The Doctor's house, located across from the French hospital, hosts the reception, and the Chapel, built in 1898, is alongside the reception hosting 4 rooms. In 2016, the hotel's renovations received the European Heritage Awards from the European Commission and Europa Nostra.

The hotel includes L'Abri, a French-inspired restaurant and a museum devoted to the French fishermen.

  • 47 rooms
  • L'Abri restaurant
  • Bar
  • Breakfast available
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Museum
  • Open throughout the year

Part of Íslandshotel

Fosshotel Eastfjords

Hafnargata 11-14

GPS Points N64° 55' 35.343" W14° 0' 2.228"
Telephone

+354 470-4070

Fax

562-4001

Accommodation 47 Rooms / 90 Beds
Opening period All year
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The French Graveyard - le cimetiere francais

Just outsidde the village Búðir in Fáskrúðsfjörður, you will find the French graveyard. The graveyard is from the times of the French sailors who came to Fáskrúðsfjörður for many years. There are 49 known graves in the yard.

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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 Neskaupstaður Breiðdalsvík Eskifjörður Reyðarfjörður Fáskrúðsfjörður Stöðvarfjörður Djúpivogur