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Oddsskarð Skiing Area

Oddsskarð is one of the best skiing areas in Iceland and the largest skiing area is in East-Iceland.
-Three lifts capable of transporting 2.000 persons per hour.
-Tracks for cross-country skiing.
-Ski lodge with sleeping bag accommodation for 40 persons and a cafeteria.
-The area is partially illuminated.

Enjoy the view down to the calm fjords from the ridge. Open in winter Monday to Friday 14:00 to 20:00, Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00 as long as there is snow. Ski and snowboard rental.

Oddsskarð Skiing Area

Oddskarð

GPS Points N65° 3' 59.190" W13° 53' 57.972"
Opening period 01/12 - 01/05
Categories Winter adventure , Skiing

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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