Kopasker is a fishing village on the eastern shore of Oxarfjordur fjord. The main economy is based on services to the farms in the area as well as fisheries. In Kopasker, the local museum at Snartarstadir is worth visiting, as well as the Earthquake Center, describing the big Earthquake of 1976.

In Kopasker there is a shop, garage, health care centre, bank, campsite and guesthouses. North of Kopasker is the peninsula Melrakkasletta, with its abundant birdlife, and also the northernmost point of mainland Iceland, Hraunhafnartangi.