Village walk – Eskifjörður

Village walk – Eskifjörður

walking – local people – history

A fun and easy walk in the little village of Eskifjörður with a local person.

Eskifjörður is in many ways a typical Icelandic fishing village. Its history is both long and rich.  For centuries the town has been a trading post as well as being one of the cradles of modernizations of fisheries in Iceland. In this relaxing village walk, you will join a local guide and dive into the history and culture of a traditional Icelandic fishing village.

Itinerary: This walking tour starts by the seashore at the memorial for fishers who have drowned. From there we walk to the East Icelandic Maritime Museum where we will spend around 25-30 minutes. Now, this museum might be called the East Icelandic maritime museum, but in all fairness that is selling it a bit short. The truth is that you are really getting a three for one deal when you go to this museum. The first part of it that you’ll see when entering is an exhibition dedicated to trade (which makes sense as originally the house used to be a store). In the next room, you’ll come to the part of the museum dedicated fisheries and upstairs is a folk museum.

From there we visit the historic Randulffs Seahouse where we will have some light refreshments. From there we walk back to the memorial for fishers that have drowned where the tour end.

Price
16 years and older: ISK 7,500
15 years old and younger: ISK 3,750

Seasons

Available

Monday through Friday from 1st of June until 31st of August

Departure

15:00 from the memorial for fishers who drowned (down by the seaside, next to Kjörbúðin convenience store)

Duration
Approximately 2 hours
Minimum in tour
2 adults or minimum fee
Included
Guide and entrance to the East Icelandic Maritime Museum as well as light refreshments at Randulffs Seahouse
What to bring
Clothing that suits weather conditions on the day
Difficulty
Easy peasy lemon squeezy
Language
English

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Meeting point

Eskifjörður

Meeting point
The memorial for fishers who drowned
(down by the seaside, next to Kjörbúðin convenience store)

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