Culture, sports and social organisations
Youth recreation centres are located in all of the towns. Fjarðabyggð has excellent facilities for participating in sports. Each town has a swimming pool, with the particularly splendid Eskifjörður and Norðfjörður pools having long water slides and steam rooms. Norðfjörður, Eskifjörður, Reyðarfjörður and Stöðvarfjörður also have exercise centres.
A regulation-size football field with artificial turf is located in the Fjarðabyggðarhöll sports centre in Reyðarfjörður. There is a new artificial turf field in Norðfjörður, along with grass fields in other towns. Additionally, each compulsory school has a playing field for children's football.
There are nine-hole golf courses in Reyðarfjörður Eskifjörður and Norðfjörður, and golf practice facilities in Fáskrúðsfjörður and Stöðvarfjörður.
The church and cultural centre in Eskifjörður plays a significant role in Fjarðabyggð cultural life. An array of events are offered there, including concerts and art exhibits.
Fjarðabyggð has an incredible number and variety of walking and hiking trails, providing anything from an enjoyable stroll along the seashore to a challenging mountain hike.
As the oldest part of Iceland, the East Fjords present many sorts of geological terrain. Oddsskarð, the so-called "Alps of East Iceland," provide a paradise for skiers.
The municipality is home to dynamic community groups and organisations. New members are welcome and encouraged to play an active part. Check out our list of groups and organisations. - commin soon :)
Major events and family festivals
Sjómannadagur (Sailors' Day) is celebrated on the first weekend in June at Fáskrúðsfjörður, Eskifjörður and Norðfjörður, while the celebrations for Icelandic National Day (17 June) take place at the Seconary school in Reyðarfjörður.
On July 1st we have a small local festival in Reyðarfjörðdur - commemorating the occupation of Reyðarfjörður in WordWar II.
The rock music festival Eistnaflug takes place in mid-July in Norðfjörður.
Fáskrúðsfjörður holds Franskir dagar (French Days) during the last weekend of July.
Neistaflug and Barðsneshlaup take place in Norðfjörður on Verslunarmannahelgi, the first weekend in August. Stöðvarfjörður celebrates its village festival
Stöð í Stöð every two or three years.
The cultural festival Dagar myrkurs (Days of Darkness), in November, offers a diverse programe related to light and darkness and a bit of romance.
Santa Claus visits the children when we light the Christmas Trees in all the population centers at the same time - on first weekend of the advent ( Saturday, November 28th 2009 at 16:00 )
The Páskafjör Easter celebration is a cultural and outdoors festival occurring throughout East Iceland and including a fantastic programe at the ski area in Oddsskarð, an Easter egg hunt, and exciting walking tours.
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