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Safnahúsið in Neskaupstaður

The museum building "Safnahúsið" in Neskaupsstaður includes 3 museums:

Tryggvi Collection
An impressive introduction to the art of painter Tryggvi Ólafsson from Neskaupstaður.
The exhibition offers a cross-section of the well-known artist´s career.

Jósafat Hinriksson Museum
Exhibition of Jósafat Hinriksson´s collection and maritime and handicraft arts, located in an old graceful warehouse.

The Natural History Museum
Beautiful collection of Icelandic birds, shellfish and stones.

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Safnahúsið in Neskaupstaður

Egilsbraut 2

GPS Points N65° 8' 50.136" W13° 41' 19.291"
Opening period 01/06 - 31/08
Categories Museums , Exhibitions

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Kaj Kayak Club
Kayak Tours / Paddleboarding
  • Kirkjufjara
  • 740 Neskaupstaður
  • 863-9939
Norðfjörður Golf club
Golf Courses
  • Golfskálinn, Grænanesbökkum
  • 740 Neskaupstaður
  • 477-1165
Nature
11.37 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
0.71 km
Rauðubjörg

The cliffs of Rauðubjörg at Barðsnes in Norðfjörður are endowed with a constant glow as if they reflect ceaseless sunshine. The name means "Red cliffs" which is appropriate since rhyolite is a dominating ingredient.

Other attractions
6.05 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
22.69 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.

1.62 km
Hiking to cave Páskahellir

Í Fólkvangi Neskaupstaðar er hellisskúti sem heitir Páskahellir. Merkt gönguleið er frá bílaplani yst í Neskaupstað út með ströndinni að hellinum. Við hellinn er stigi niður í fjöruna þar sem komast má inn í hellinn. Þetta er skemmtileg leið sem sýnir fjölbreyttar náttúrumyndanir og hún hentar fjölskyldufólki vel.

Tvær sögur eru til af því hvernig hellirinn fékk nafn sitt. Annars vegar er sagt að á páskadagsmorgun megi sjá sólina dansa í hellinum. Hin sagan segir einnig að Bakkabóndi hafi þar forðum á páskadagsmorgun náð hami fríðrar selameyjar sem hafði ásamt fleirum úr liði Faraós gengið þar á land til gleðileika. Giftist bóndinn henni og áttu þau sjö börn. Náði hún þá haminum aftur og hvarf í sæ til annarra sjö barna. Seinna bætti sami bóndi kúakyn sitt með sænauti en hann náði að sprengja belg þess við Uxavog. Var talið að selkonan hafi þar sent fyrrum manni sínum björg í bú.

Nature
1.62 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.

Others

Rare Stone Collection
Museums
  • Lambeyrarbraut 5
  • 735 Eskifjörður
  • 476-1177

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

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