East Fjord Fishing Villages | Cultural Day Tour

East Fjord Fishing Villages | Cultural Day Tour
The locals of the fishing villages in the East Fjords of Iceland are open-hearted and inviting.
Eskifjörður Village in the East Fjords is brimming with maritime history and the original fishing lifestyle of Iceland.
The East Fjords of Iceland are dotted with steep mountains and elements of local culture.
Eskifjörður in East Iceland is a beautiful old fishing village, brimming with culture and history.
Having dinner with the locals of Neskaupsstaður is an authentic and cultural experience in East Iceland.
Homemade cake and coffee in an Icelandic home in the East Fjords is an intimate and cultural experience.

Get to know the natives of Iceland’s East Fjords on this cultural day tour of horse riding, maritime history, museums, farmsteads and homemade food. If you want a wholly local experience in the original fishing villages of Iceland, this adventure is the perfect add-on to your holiday. 

At Egilsstaðir Airport in the morning, you will be greeted by your local guide who will be spending the day with you. You begin by driving over Iceland’s highest mountain roads and through a one-lane tunnel to reach the seaside village Neskaupsstaður in Norðfjörður Fjord, noticing the avalanche defences in the hillsides along your route. 

In the centre of this small town, you’ll visit a museum on three floors, respectively dedicated to national history, maritime history and the art of local painter Tryggvi Ólafsson. After this dose of culture, you’ll be led to a local home in town to enjoy lunch in the form of traditional, Icelandic food. 

Then, you’ll make your way to Skorrastaður Farm to meet and greet the Icelandic horse, a beautiful and friendly animal beloved by the locals, and go for a short ride to experience its famed fifth gait called tölt. Afterwards, you’ll be greeted at the farm to enjoy homemade refreshments.

Then, it’s time to get back in the car and head on to the fishing village of Eskifjörður. Step back in time in the seafarer’s lodge Randúlfssjóhús, unchanged since 1890 and brimming with history of yesteryear’s fisherman lifestyle. Taste fermented shark and dried fish, traditionally prepared, and wash it down with the local schnapps Brennivín if you dare. 

It goes without saying that during all these wonderful activities, you will be surrounded by the majestic mountains and stunning fjord landscapes of the East. On your way back to Egilsstaðir come the evening, you might even see roaming reindeer in the fields. 

Don’t miss out on this superb opportunity of having an authentic, local experience in the villages of the scenic East Fjords of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Activities: Horse Riding, Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: East Iceland, Egilsstaðir, Neskaupstaður, Eskifjörður, Eastfjords
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • English guide

  • Pickup in Egilsstaðir or Reyðarfjörður

  • Meals and refreshments

  • Entrance to Safnahúsið Museum in Neskaupsstaður

  • Visit to a local farm

  • Horseback riding

  • Flights

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Good shoes

  • Camera

Good to know:

Please wear shoes proper for hiking and horse riding.

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