Visit East Iceland
The Eastern Fjords are the oldest region of Iceland, shaped during the last Ice Age; they are also the region most steeped in local lore. Rumour has it these hills are populated with elfin settlements and the vast beauty of this area makes it easy to believe that such places could exist in the surrounding hills.
This is a region of majestic mountains, wide fjords, jagged peeks and vast expanses of black desert. Landscapes here vary from the rust coloured soil of the Lónsöræfi wilderness to the wide fjords and cascades of Borgarfjörður Eystri, where, during the winter, you can go ice climbing among the frozen waterfalls.
Take a drive through mountain passes home to large herds of reindeer, before heading onto the popular destinations of Hofn and Skaftafell National Park to the south.
Top itineraries in East Iceland
If you're a fan of the hit Sky TV show Fortitude, then this five-day tailor-made itinerary is for you. You'll take a tour of the locations in East Iceland where the show was filmed, alongside a city break to the strikingly cosmopolitan capital, Reykjavik.
Free car hire
Packed with adventure, this comprehensive nine-day self-drive tour offers the chance to drive on two of Iceland's remote highland tracks, only accessible during the summer months, as well as seeing many of Iceland's major attractions along the country's coastal artery, the Ring Road.
Where to go in East Iceland
Surrounded on three sides by sea, with the immense Vatnajökull glacier rising in the background, it is no surprise that the small fishing town of Hofn is considered one of the most picturesque destinations in Iceland. Located in the southeast, Hofn is sandwiched between the beautiful Eastern Fjords…
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