Top choice icelandic in Eskifjörður

This extraordinary boathouse dates from 1890, and when new owners entered it in 2008, they found it untouched for 80-odd years. The upstairs sleeping quarters of the fishermen have remained as they were found; downstairs is an atmospheric restaurant among the maritime memorabilia. Unsurprisingly, the tasty, upmarket menu is heavy on fish (including local specialities shark and dried fish).

Contact Ferðaþjónustan Mjóeyri to see inside the boathouse (1000kr) outside opening hours; it also arranges rental of motorboats and fishing rods from here (boat rental 4000/12,000kr per hour/day).