The ferry port Eidsdal is situated on the south side of the Norddals fjord. It is an agricultural district dominated by cow and goat milk production.
Many of the farms are situated so high up that their transhumance dairy farms in some instances are at a lower level, for example Kilsti, Løvoll, Kleiva and Storås. At Skuset several of the farmers have pooled together to build a communal cowshed for milk production.
Many of the farmers get additional trade from tourism, and there are plans for a family activity centre by Eidsvatnet, a lake approximately 10 kilometres from the town centre.
Eidsvatnet is a popular photo motif and a good fishing lake 423 metres above the sea. The lake is situated right next to highway 63 between Eidsdal and Geiranger, and many people have built holiday cottages in the area.
You can buy a fishing card here and attempt angling from land, or you can rent a rowing boat and try the lake. Fishing is possible in other mountain lakes as well, in the Eidsdal River and of course, in the fjord.
Eidsvatnet is one of the best trout fishing lakes situated so close to a highway in Norway
About four kilometres from the town centre is what was once the tenant farm of Severinbrauta, which was worked as a subsistence farm right up to the end of the 1980s. The history of everyday life from the 1870s is documented on the farm, which is open to the public.
Eidsdal Kraft is a small privately-owned power station that started power production in 2006.
The town centre has several cafés and shops. Torebuda is a traditional shop from 1885 where people are still served over the counter. The village has a pre-school, a primary and a secondary school. There are several camping sites and a small marina.