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.

Do we really eat rotten shark? Who watches over Eskifjörður and safeguards it from evil men? Where did the infamous last execution in East Iceland take place? Take a stroll with a local storyteller through the fishing village Eskifjörður and tap into the town’s rich history.

Proposed 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 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 initially, the house used to be a store). In the next room, you’ll come to the part of the museum dedicated to fisheries and upstairs is a folk museum.

From there we visit the historic Randulffs Seahouse for either lunch/dinner or some light refreshments.

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All year by request

Approximately 2-2 1/2 hours
Minimum in tour
8 adults or minimum fee
The original tour includes guide and entrance to the East Icelandic Maritime Museum as well as lunch/dinner or light refreshments at Randulffs Seahouse.
What to bring
Clothing that suits weather conditions on the day
Easy peasy lemon squeezy

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Meeting point


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

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