The road from Eskifjörður over to Neskaupstaður has great views before leading through an old single lane tunnel and winding its way downwards. Until 50 years ago the town was only accessible be sea, a fact which had a stimulating effecton the lively local culture. Neskaupstaður is known for a florid music scene, of which the main impresario is the local blues, rock and jazz club Brján.
Hiking trails in Norðfjörður nature reserve are renowned for imposing natural beauty, diverse birdlife and fauna. Rauðubjörg, a stunning reddish rhyolite cliff face, offer a spectacular view. Catching the scheduled boat to nearby Mjóifjörður ensures great views along the way.