Hotels & Accommodation in Eskifjordur

Hotels & Accommodation in Eskifjordur

Find your place to stay in the East Fjords of Iceland. Choose from a variety of hotels and guesthouses available in the quiet village of Eskifjordur.

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Why stay in Eskifjordur?

Eskifjordur is a picturesque fishing village located in the Eastfjords of Iceland. The village is known for its stunning views of the surrounding mountains and tranquil atmosphere, making it a popular destination for travelers seeking a peaceful getaway. There are a number of hotels and accommodations in Eskifjordur that cater to different budgets and preferences.

For those seeking a comfortable experience, Hotel Eskifjordur is a top choice. The hotel offers nice rooms with spectacular views of the fjord, as well as a restaurant that serves local cuisine made from fresh ingredients. The hotel also has a hot tub and sauna, providing the perfect way to relax after a day of exploring.

There are a number of things to do near Eskifjordur for travelers seeking adventure and outdoor activities. One popular attraction is the hiking trail to Holmanes peninsula, which offers stunning views of the surrounding fjords and mountains. For those interested in something eclectic, the nearby Petra's Stone Collection showcases a unique collection of rocks and minerals that have been gathered by a local resident over a period of 80 years. Additionally, visitors can enjoy fishing trips, birdwatching, and exploring nearby towns such as Neskaupstadur and Egilsstadir.

Overall, Eskifjordur offers a range of accommodations that cater to different preferences, making it a great destination for travelers seeking a peaceful and authentic Icelandic experience.

Frequently asked questions

What is the best hotel in Eskifjordur?

The best hotel in Eskifjordur is the appropriately named Hotel Eskifjordur. This hotel has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from over 40 reviews and is located by the town's shoreline with beautiful views of the bay. Nearby the hotel, you will find a few restaurants, cafés, and a local supermarket. The hotel has modern decor and offers 17 rooms, ranging from a Single Standard to a Family Room, which can accommodate up to 4 people.

What part of Eskifjordur should I stay in?

The best part of Eskifjordur to stay in is on the street that goes along the shoreline, Strandgata. There you have beautiful views of the bay from where the town draws its name. Located on that street are also a few restaurants and cafés as well as a supermarket.

How long does it take to reach my hotel in Eskifjordur from Reykjavik?

The small town of Eskifjordur, which has just over 1,000 inhabitants, is located in the East Fjords. The distance from Reykjavik is about 430 miles (700 kilometers), and the journey will take you at least 9 hours without stopping on the way. Most people visiting Eskifjordur do so while traveling the Ring Road around the island.

What popular attractions are close to my hotel in Eskifjordur?

The East Fjords of Iceland is a beautiful region filled with harsh nature where wild reindeer live. During your stay in Eskifjordur, you can go to the East Iceland Maritime Museum, walk along the picturesque coast, and in winter, enjoy the Oddsskard ski resort.

Nearby is also the Holmanes Nature Reserve and the largest forest in Iceland called Hallormsstadaskogur. The famous Hengifoss waterfall is located just about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Eskifjordur. On your way to the city, you can also stop at Faskrudsfjordur coastal village, which has a fascinating Icelandic-French history.

Can I rent a car from my hotel in Eskifjordur?

Unfortunately no. However, most car rental companies in this part of Iceland allow you to pick up your car in Egilsstadir, the largest town in the East Fjords. Egilsstadir is located 30 miles (50 kilometers) from Eskifjordur.

Is it necessary to book accommodation in advance in Eskifjordur?

When visiting Eskifjordur, it is recommended to book accommodation in advance, especially during the high season (June to August) when demand is at its peak. However, finding last-minute accommodations during the low season (September to May) may be possible.
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