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A small but stunning village in the eastern fjords of Iceland, Fáskrúðsfjörður will take your breath away with its natural beauty. One of its highlights is its strong 19th century French heritage from the days when French fishermen made the village their home. The French Museum situated in an old hospital now brilliantly restored, provides more interesting information about Fáskrúðsfjörður’s French connection. Fáskrúðsfjörður’s dramatic volcanic landscape is exemplified in Sandfell Mountain’s peculiar dome-shaped structure and barren topography. A hike up the mountain mesmerizes you with its panoramic views. A drive down the picturesque route of Reyðarfjörður along the coast takes you to the island of Skrúður, home to thousands of adorable puffins. Gilsárfoss waterfalls is another popular spot for its scenic views, where you can walk behind the curtain of water splashing down from the rocks above.

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  • Coastal Drive
  • Skrúður Island
  • Nature & Landscapes

Places to Stay

Enchanting Travels Iceland Tours Fosshotel Eastfjords
Fosshotel Eastfjords

Style: Boutique

Fosshotel Eastfjords is a boutique hotel located in Fáskrúðsfjörður, which is in the center of the Eastfjords. Set in four buildings originally built for French fishermen in the 1900s, the in-house museum dedicated to the history of the local French fishermen offers a glimpse of the past.

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