15 May – 15 September
Just before entering the west part of Reyðarfjörður village, you will be greeted by an attractive pond which is also within the campground area. Showers, toilets, washing machine and electricity are all available, and only a short distance to the Olís petrol station, where those with camping vehicles can dispose of sewage. During the summer season, tourist information is available at the Icelandic Wartime Museum, at “Heiðarvegur” street.
The delightful and various possibilities for walking in the slopes above the village include a trail beginning along the downtown part of the river Búðará. Above the residential area, you will find the Wartime Museum in buildings on the left from the foreign occupation troops from World War II. This museum explains a great deal about the atmosphere and events of the war and how it influenced the Icelandic peoples. The shopping center Molinn and Sesam, as well as the café and artisan bakery are all located downtown. Just west of Molinn is the restaurant and guesthouse Tærgesen, located in one of the village’s oldest buildings. At the easternmost pier, is “Barkurinn”, and if you look down into the sea on a clear day you will spot the remains of a sailing ship which was sunk here in order to serve as a foundation for the original pier. For a long time, the building Félagslundur was used as a community center, but now it houses the pizza and entertainment venue Staupasteinn. To get a better idea of the atmosphere during the Second World War, you might want to visit on the last weekend of June and participate in the Military occupation Day which is celebrated in the Icelandic Wartime Museum. Fjarðabyggð Golf Club operates a 9-hole golf course on the westernmost part of town. Reyðarfjörður is the geographic center of Fjarðabyggð municipality, connected to Eskifjörður and Norðfjörður in the northeast and to Fáskrúðsfjörður and Stöðvarfjörður in the southeast
|Country calling code||+354|
|International call prefix||00|
|Directory enquiries||1818, 1819 or 1800|