Eskifjörður is a charming seaside village in the middle of East Iceland. Eskifjörður became an official trading post in 1789 and has been a commercial centre ever since. Two mountains, Eskja and Hólmatindur, dominate the fjord. Hólmatindur, 985 m., is the pride and joy of the locals. Since village culture and industry have been shaped by the sea for a long time, a walk around town is recommended, noting the historical buildings and piers.