The Enchanting Eastfjords
The Eastfjords are some of the most remote and unspoiled parts of Iceland. Eskifjörður, one of the East’s 14 fjords, has its own unique charm. With a population under 1000 people, it is home to tremendous nature and outdoor attractions, such asHorse riding, fishing, golfing and boating. For hikers looking for a moderate trek, Mt. Hólmatindur, which stands 985m high, towers over the fjord opposite of the town and provides a fantastic view of the east from the top.
Puffin Hotel Eskifjörður is situated centrally in Eskifjörður and is a great spot for tourists to base themselves while exploring the Eastfjords. “The hotel is close to a ski resort, a private stone collection, and the harbour where tours are offered to see a large puffin colony in the summer,” says Björn Hauksson, the manager of the hotel. “Tourists should make time to explore this wonderful land with its spectacular nature, where the wildlife greatly outnumbers humans” he adds..
The hotel has 16 rooms which all comprise modern comforts of bathroom ensuit , flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi and tea or coffee making facilities. One of the rooms is family-sized and makes a comfortable accommodation for two adults and up to three children.
The Gamlabúð (Maritime Museum) pays tribute to the town’s rich fishing history with exhibits of items relating to fishing and seafaring as well as artifacts of local trade, industry and medicine from times past. The collection is housed in a black wooden building that was built in 1816.