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Recreation

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Recreation

What gives you inspiration? A restless ocean? A raging river?  Ephemeral northern lights? A tasty blood pudding? Let Iceland inspire you. The island and its surrounding waters manifest an incredibly breathtaking nature and its inhabitants preserve and nurture an unequaled culture. However, each part of the country is unique, and East Iceland has all this to offer and more. 

Angling

Iceland has an abundance of lakes and rivers teeming with salmon and trout and attracts many anglers. The opportunities for participating are limitless

Bicycle Rentals

Short and long term bicycle rentals as well as guided bicycle tours are available.

Bicycle Tours - Biking

Cycling is an inexpensive, exhilarating and earth friendly way to tour and enjoy the country. Short and long-term bicycle rentals as well as guided bicycle tours are available.

Bird Watching

Iceland’s bird population is unique and diverse and offers bird watching enthusiasts the opportunity for that rare observation.

Boat Tours

From whale watching to puffin tours to northern light cruises, coast hugging trips and more, they each provide an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Cave Exploring

For spelunkers and potholers,Iceland has scores of caves, large and small, deep and shallow, to be explored. Some caves may be explored without a guide and many agencies offer cave exploration tours for others.

Day Tours

Day trips to the various museums, galleries and nearby natural wonders are quite enjoyable and relatively inexpensive.

Diving & Snorkeling

Exhilarating options for the equally adventurous beginner or expert, are the fresh water and sea diving tours available. 

Family & Fun Parks

In many parts of the country, there are indoor and outdoor parks for the entire family to enjoy.

Golf Courses

Golf enthusiasts have many options in choosing among excellent golf courses throughout the island.

Hiking Tours - Hiking

Hiking with or without a guide us always a popular mode of travel and many hiking trails exist.

Horse Activities

The Icelandic horse is a favorite of many and known around the world as an excellent steed. There are many horse rentals throughout the country offering short or longer rides.

Hunting

Iceland has many options for the hunter. Game most commonly hunted are deer, certain types of ducks and geese as well as seabirds. The hunting takes place in mountain pastures, private lands, the beaches and the sea.

Ice Fishing

From February to the end of April is the time for ice fishing. The most common catch is trout. There are occasional ice fishing competitions held in different parts of the country.

Kayak Tours

Kayaking is an exhilarating experience and many agencies throughout the country offer kayak tours on lakes, ponds and the ocean.

Mini-Zoo & Open farm

In many parts of the country, there are indoor and outdoor parks for the entire family to enjoy.

River Rafting

For those wanting more excitement in their lives, careening down a rushing river can be just the ticket. It’s an unforgettable and exhilarating experience that will definitely get the heart pumping.

Skiing

East Iceland offers great outdoor possibilities and skiing is definitely one of them. Whether cross country skiing in the highlands or fjords, or sliding on skis or a skiboard in the great resorts  in the area, you will enjoy a stunning scenery and unique character, and it is definitely worth the while.

Swimming Pools

Iceland is famous for its swimming pools and there is no shortage of them in East Iceland. 

East Iceland

Towns & Villages

Each town in East Iceland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages the influence of North European neighbours is obvious to everyone. 

The French made a strong impact in Fáskrúðsfjörður where the road signs are made out in French as well as in Icelandic. Norwegian influence is easily detected in the Eskifjörður and Seydisfjörður architecture. No such roots are to be seen in Egilsstadir which is latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

Map Vopnafjörður Borgarfjörður Eystri Egilsstaðir Seyðisfjörður Mjóifjörður Fljótsdalshérað Neskaupstaður Breiðdalsvík Eskifjörður Reyðarfjörður Fáskrúðsfjörður Stöðvarfjörður Djúpivogur