Top things to do

Top Choice Seafood in Neskaupstaður


A touch of New England in the Eastfjords: this photogenic waterfront shed has been reborn as a cheerfully rustic eatery-bar, with a deck boasting million-dollar views. The menu roves from toasted foccaccia to pizza,…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Neskaupstaður

Fólkvangur Neskaupstaðar

At the eastern end of town, where the road runs out, is this lovely nature reserve perfect for short strolls. Various paths run over boardwalks and past boulders, peat pits, cliffs and the sea, with a soundtrack of …
Icelandic in Neskaupstaður


Part of the Hildibrand complex, this is easily the most upmarket restaurant in this neck of the woods. In its large, mid-century-modern space, say hello to a menu that showcases local produce. Choose between a lango…
Museum in Neskaupstaður


Three collections are clustered together in one bright-red harbour front warehouse, known as ‘Museum House’. Tryggvasafn showcases a collection of striking paintings by prominent modern artist Tryggvi Ólafsson, born…
Music in Neskaupstaður


A beloved metal and punk festival, Eistnaflug (‘Flying Testicles’) is held every summer in town on the second weekend in July. Sixty bands plus friendly metalheads plus long daylight = a great summer party.
Cafe in Neskaupstaður

Nesbær Kaffihus

This cafe-bakery-craft-shop has a quintessential small-town vibe and offers excellent crêpes, cakes, sandwiches and soup.
Supermarket in Neskaupstaður


Supermarket in the centre of town, opposite Hildibrand Hotel.
Alcohol in Neskaupstaður


Government-run liquor store.
Fast Food in Neskaupstaður

Olís Petrol Station

Standard fast-food fare can be found here when other places are closed.