Creative Centre

East Iceland

Going by various names (Fish Factory, Sköpunarmiðstöð, 'In Here'), this once-abandoned fish factory by the harbour is a hive of creativity; it's a collaborative space that's home to artists' studios, a recording studio, workshops and concerts. Keep an eye out for events, or drop by, preferably with advance notice (it's a work space, without fixed opening times, but visitors are generally welcome, and a donation of 500kr is appreciated).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby East Iceland attractions

1. Gallerí Snærós

0.07 MILES

Long-established Gallerí Snærós showcases the works of a talented family of local artists who dabble in a variety of media.

2. Steinasafn Petru

0.28 MILES

The wondrous assemblage at Petra's Stone Collection was a lifelong labour of love for Petra Sveinsdóttir (1922–2012). Inside her house, stones and…

3. Breiðdalssetur

4.88 MILES

Breiðdalssetur is a small local museum and research centre with exhibits on regional geology and history. At the time of research it was only open to…

4. Auroras Iceland

7.76 MILES

Right by the Fosshotel, this exhibition is staged in a restored building from 1882 and displays stunning images of the Northern Lights above…

5. Frakkar á Íslandsmiðum

7.79 MILES

Accessed through the lobby of Fosshotel Eastfjords, this quality museum (with very pricey admission) paints a detailed portrait of the French connection…

6. Helgustaðanáma

13.98 MILES

The remains of the world’s largest spar quarry lie east of Eskifjörður. Iceland spar (silfurberg in Icelandic) is a type of calcite crystal that is…

7. Flögufoss

14.97 MILES

From Rte 966 take the turn-off to Flögufoss, a 60m-high waterfall (19km west of Breiðdalsvík), if you feel like a scenic leg-stretch.

8. Bones, Sticks & Stones

17.11 MILES

En route to the jetty you’ll pass this quirky sculpture garden full of mineral rocks, bones and assorted flotsam and jetsam.