East Iceland Travel Guide

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East Iceland

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The Highlights of East Iceland

Make sure to include these wonders on your list!

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Hilmar Þór:One of the highest rated attractions in Iceland. An unforgettable place.
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Hilmar Þór:Skaftafell National Park is ideal for hiking or camping. Located right below the stunning Vatnajökull Glacier.
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Hoffell Hot Tubs
Hilmar Þór:Nice geothermal hut tubs close to a town called Höfn.
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Hilmar Þór:Mt. Vestrahorn is one of the most picturesque mountains in Iceland.
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Hilmar Þór:Make sure to stop at Stórurð if you like hiking!
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Hilmar Þór:A stunning waterfall.
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Hilmar Þór:The largest forest in Iceland. Ideal for hiking and camping.
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Havarí Farm
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Lovely Towns in East Iceland

There are so many cute little towns in the Eastfjords of Iceland, ideal for relaxing and unwinding.

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Hilmar Þór:A slow calm fishing town with a beautiful outdoor art piece by the harbour.
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Hilmar Þór:Tiny little town with a museum celebrating French influence in the Eastfjords.
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Hilmar Þór:This adorable town is a favourite of many Icelanders.
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Borgarfjörður Eystri
Hilmar Þór:A gorgeous village in the northern part of the Eastfjords.
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Hilmar Þór:The largest town in the eastern region of Iceland.

Read More

If you like to research East Iceland a bit more, here are some recommended articles:

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Djúpivogur: A Guide to Iceland’s First Slow City
Hilmar Þór:Will the tiny town of Djúpivogur be your next getaway? For more info, check out this article.
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Egilsstadir Town Guide
Hilmar Þór:Egilsstaðir is the largest town in the Eastfjords. Here's what to do while you're there.
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A Guide to the Eastfjords of Iceland
Hilmar Þór:A great article to read while planning your trip.
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Havarí Organic Farm: A Hidden Gem in East Iceland
Hilmar Þór:Havarí is a surprisingly hip farm in the Eastfjords of Iceland. Check out this article to find out more.
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4 Awesome Alternatives to the Laugavegur Hike
Hilmar Þór:One of these hikes is a multi-day hike in the Eastfjords, called Víknaslóðir Trail.
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Hiking in Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park
Hilmar Þór:Skaftafell is a hiker's paradise, located in the southeastern part of Iceland.

Wonderguide map

  1. Jökulsárlón
  2. Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
  3. Hoffell Hot Tubs
  4. Vestrahorn
  5. Stórurð
  6. Hengifoss
  7. Hallormsstadhaskogur
  8. Havarí Farm
  9. Djúpivogur
  10. Fáskrúðsfjörður
  11. Reyðarfjörður
  12. Seydisfjordur
  13. Borgarfjörður Eystri
  14. Eskifjörður
  15. Egilsstaðir
  16. Valleys And Waterfalls
  17. Reindeer Safari Tour
  18. The Colorful Mountains And The City Of Elves – Guided Walk
  19. Stórurð The Magic Hike
  20. Local Village Walk Of Bakkagerdi
  21. Glacier Lagoon Zodiac Tour
  22. The Highland Circle - Seyðisfjörður

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