Dine Back in Time

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In 1890, a Norwegian, Peter Randulff, built a house near the end of Eskifjörður where herring were landed and processed. It was used until 1930, at which time, the herring had moved on and the old house was closed, frozen in time. P1000331mjoeyri eskifjordur icelandic times DSC01163-minni
Now, under the leadership of the East Iceland Museum Society, the exterior of the house and the jetty have been restored and in 2008, in co-operation with Mjóeyri Guesthouse and Tourism Centre, the house reopened.

Mjoeyri febFish in the fjord
Today, you can enjoy the fishing and the food. Mjóeyri rents out small boats with outboard motors so you can fish for cod and haddock, both of which are plentiful in the fjord.

mjoeyri eskifjordir icelandic times DSC_3161Traditional Icelandic fare
Meanwhile, the house, which has changed little in the past hundred years has a restaurant open all summer where you can enjoy traditional Icelandic food in a setting of bygone days.
Here you can sample shark meat (hákarl) and dried fish (harðfiskur) – both produced in Eskifjörður and acknowledged as being among the best in Iceland. Reindeer and pickled herring have to be experienced! Naturally,  there is fresh fish from the fjord daily.Apríl 2007 paskar 089
For groups, there is traditional Icelandic fish and meat soup available for up to 80 people, along with lunches and dinners with roast lamb. Musicians can serenade the group, if requested. – ASF icelandic times P1100708

mjoeyri eskifjordur icelandic times HG2P1110899-Rebbi og TyraMjóeyri Guesthouse

Strandgata 120 • 735 Eskifjörður
+354 477 1247
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