Today was the day we got our first taste of “real” Icelandic weather. Luckily it was also the day we had the shortest amount of driving to do and we only had a few things to see.
We left our airbnb after a late breakfast and started off towards Egilsstaðir which is the largest city in this part of the country (with a population of around 2500). After a quick stop in Egilsstaðir, we headed over the pass to Seyðisfjörður. The entire area was socked in with fog which made it difficult to see all the mountains around Seyðisfjörður but it was still a very beautiful town none the less. After lunch in Seyðisfjörður, we drove back through Egilsstaðir and on to where we’d be spending the night in Reyðarfjörður. After we got settled in our hostel, we decided to drive down the road to Eskifjörður to have dinner at a popular place called Randulf’s Fish House. Randulf’s was a goofy restaurant that was decorated like an old fishing shack from the late 1800’s with a museum about the history of the building and the area on the upstairs floor. The food was really good and worth a stop if you’re ever in the area.
Randulf’s Fish House in Eskifjörður