The Best Attractions in NE-ICELAND

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Nína Þorkelsdóttir

My Guide to North East Iceland

The Northeastern region of Iceland is home to some of the country's most splendid natural attractions. Having explored the region multiple times, I'm more than happy to share some advice.

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Nature 🍀

Here are some of my favourite highlights of the nature in Northeast-Iceland.

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Nína:Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Seeing the waterfall and witnessing its incredibly raw energy is one of the most awe-inspiring experiences I've had. A must, if you're in the region.
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Nína:Asbyrgi is a horse-shoe shaped canyon which is believed to have formed after the last Ice Age. It offers gorgeous opportunities for hiking and camping.
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Nína:Lake Myvatn is probably the prettiest lake in Iceland. Make sure to visit the Namafjall geothermal area and the Dimmuborgir rock formations while in the area. Note that midges are a huge problem in the area. It's good to make some precautions.
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Nína:Gorgeous rock formations situated between Asbyrgi and Dettifoss.
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Activities 🏄🏾‍♀️

My advice is to always mix sightseeing with other activities while travelling. Here are some fun things to do in the region.

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Geosea - Geothermal Sea Baths
Nína:Lovely nature baths in the town of Husavik. The perfect way to end an adventure-packed day.
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$ 112
Bike and Bath at Lake Mývatn
Nína:Myvatn is a vast area, perfect to explore by bike. This tour ends with a soak in the Geothermal Baths near Myvatn (they resemble the Blue Lagoon).
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$ 80
Húsavík Original Whale Watching Tour
Nína:The Northeastern region is considered to be one of the best places in Iceland to go whale watching. This tour departs from the town of Husavik.
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$ 913
Fishing Day Tour From Akureyri
Nína:There are so many good fishing lakes and rivers in the region. This guided tour is perfect for beginners and more seasoned fishermen.

Where to Eat 🌮

Here are a few nice eateries and cafés in the region.

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Nína:A nice seafood restaurant in Husavik.
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Kaffi Ilmur
Nína:I love this cafe/bistro in Akureyri! Their weekend brunch is perfect and they have so many varieties of food and traditional cakes. Also, the outdoor seating is perfect on a sunny day.
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Vogafjos Farm Resort
Nína:This cafe/restaurant/dairy farm is one of my favourite spots in Myvatn. The food is amazing and you get to say hi to the cows.
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Nína:Fantastic sushi place in Akureyri.

Wonderguide map

  1. Dettifoss
  2. Ásbyrgi
  3. Mývatn
  4. Hljóðaklettar
  5. Geosea - Geothermal Sea Baths
  6. Fishing Day Tour From Akureyri
  7. Naustið
  8. Kaffi Ilmur
  9. Vogafjos Farm Resort
  10. Rub23

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