Trade and service
Neskaupstaður is known for a number of things, e.g., heavy metal festival Eistnaflug and museum house Safnahúsið which is home to three museums; Museum of Natural History, Jósafat Hinriksson’s Smithy and Maritime Museum and Tryggi Ólafsson’s Collection.
One of the things that is so enchanting about Neskaupstaður is the well-preserved old piers and the town’s shoreline often becomes very vibrant over the summer. Boat rides are available from the piers, and seeing the landscape of Norðfjörður from sea, including Rauðubjörg cliffs and sometimes whales, is an amazing experience. A fun activity on land is to drive through the town, as far east as possible, to visit the nature reserve just outside of the urban area. The area has a number of trails and a rich variety of birds in the steep cliffs of Nípan, as well as Páskahellir cave on the shore.