Town of Eskifjörður

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Eskifjörður, is a town and port in eastern Iceland with a large fishing industry. With a population of 1.065, it is one of the most populous towns in the municipality of Fjarðabyggð. Eskifjörður joined Neskaupstaður and Reyðarfjörður in 1998 to form the new municipality of Fjarðabyggð. The other villages composing the municipality are: Fáskrúðsfjörður, Mjóifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Reyðarfjörður and Stöðvarfjörður. The Maritime Museum of East Iceland is located in a commercial building called Gamla búđ, which was built in 1816. The museum displays artefacts that illustrate the fishing and seafaring history of East Iceland. It also displays various reminders of local trade, industry and medicine from times past. Eskifjörður has one of the most beautiful rare stone collections in Iceland, with thousands of polished, cut and original stones from all over the island, privately owned but visitable.