Neskaupstaur (Icelandic Neskaupstaður) is a city in Iceland.
The town of Neskøypstadur is located in the eastern part of Iceland. Administratively it is part of the Fjordabigd community of the Oisturland region. The population is 1.432 people (as of December 1, 2007).
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The city was founded in 1892 on the banks of the Nordfjord as a trading station. Despite the difficult climatic conditions that make it difficult for the inhabitants of Nesköipstadur to communicate with other parts of Iceland, the city, thanks to the abundant population of herring in the coastal waters and the established fish processing industry (salting), eventually became a significant trade center on the east coast.
Neskøipstadur is connected to the ring road by Route 92, but this steep and winding road is difficult to navigate in winter. To simplify travel along the highway, a tunnel was built on it in 1972-1977.