Eskifjordur is the place where nature, tranquility and life go together. Located at the northern shore of the fjord Eskifjörður which is inlet fjord from Reyðarfjörður. It is built on a small sand spit and up the slopes of the mountain which rises above the town. Eskifjörður is home to approximately 1087 residents, who became an authorized trade post in 1786 and has been a commercial center since 1798. Eskifjörður have traditionally lived off fishing In recent years, however, tourism has grown rapidly.
One of the several shops in Eskifjörður, Gamlabúð, built in 1816, houses the Maritime Museum Of East Iceland.
Eskifjörður town faces the magnificent mountain Hólmatindur, from the top of which one can view some of the tallest mountains in the Icelandic interior.