The town of Eskifjordur in the Eastfjords is a town and port in eastern Iceland with a large fishing industry. It has a population of 1,043 and constitutes one of the most populated small towns in the eastfjords and is a part of the municipality of Fjarðabyggð. Fishing and fish processing is the main industry and lifeblood of this town, and there resides one of the biggest fisheries in the country.
Looking back, Eskifjörður has the second oldest tradition as a trading post in East Iceland (after Djúpivogur, Sudur-Mulasysla, Iceland), having received its certification at the same time as Reykjavík, Iceland, when the Danish monopoly in Iceland was relaxed in 1786. In the background, across the fjord, stands mt. Hólmatindur , at 985 meters high, overlooking the fjord. One of the most well known spar mining quarry’s in the world is in “Helgustaðir”, but there the spar was mined from the 17th century up until the 20th century. See more information about the town at Visit Eskifjordur – Iceland