easternregion

Although the landscape and natural wonders are the most exciting attractions in Iceland there are also many attractive towns and villages with a fascinating history and noteworthy buildings. Fortunately, both authorities and residents in most towns and villages around the coastline are well aware of the cultural value those buildings have. One of the most remarkable renovations in recent years is the French Hospital in Fáskrúðsfjörður in the East Region. The whole project and its history makes the small town of Fáskrúðsfjörður among the most interesting destinations in Iceland.

French Hospital in Fáskrúðsfjörður

In Iceland, autumn is approaching and the days are getting shorter. There is no way to predict when the first snow will hit the highland or the coast. Sometimes the first snow comes in September and sometimes not until late November. The weather in Iceland is unpredictable and without any pattern of regularity. Last weekend we stayed at the town of Seyðisfjörður in the fjord Seyðisfjörður. Our favorite time of the year to take photos in Iceland is late August through November, so we took the camera with us.

Autumn is approaching and the days are getting shorter

In many towns and villages around the coastline in Iceland fishing and fish processing is still the main means of income for most people. Consequently, young people have a lot of interest in the sea and are eager to learn the trait. And, fortunately, their vision of the future is connected to their village. “We intend to stay in our fjord all our live” was the message from these young fishing enthusiasts in Neskaupstaður in the Eastern Region af Iceland.

Fishing and fish processing is still the main means of income

Borgarfjörður Eystri, or Bakkagerði, is probably one of the smallest villages in Iceland. Surrounded by the beautiful landscape the village offers a surprising variety of accommodation and has a wonderful restaurant, Álfacafé. The fish soup is quite good with fresh fish of the day.