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Austurland
Austurland (East Iceland) is characterized by small villages, dramatic coastlines, narrow fjords, waterfalls and mountains. The nature is always close and the scenery is breathtaking. The destination offers outstanding outdoor experiences all year around. A great range of some of Europe’s best hiking trails, rugged and exciting highlands.

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Towns of Austurland

Borgarfjörður eystri

Borgarfjörður eystri

You’re in good company in this beautiful region: around 100 friendly locals populate the village, tourists pass through to enjoy the surrounds (includ
Breiðdalsvík

Breiðdalsvík

Tiny Breiðdalsvík is a relatively young fishing village with some surprises and plenty of small-town hospitality. It lies on the coast with great seas
Djúpivogur

Djúpivogur

In the southern pocket of East Iceland, life moves at an unhurried pace. The scenic town of Djúpivogur is part of Cittaslow, ‘an international network
Egilsstaðir

Egilsstaðir

The hub of the east, Egilsstaðir is the largest town in the region and it’s home to all the services a traveler might need. Across the bridge is the s
Eskifjörður

Eskifjörður

Eskifjörður and its surrounds are a fabulous microcosm of the east, with attractions that neatly sum up the region’s appeal. History and nature work t
Fáskrúðsfjörður

Fáskrúðsfjörður

Fáskrúðsfjörður dishes up a Gallic surprise in the middle of the Eastfjords: a strong historical connection to France that today is showcased and cele
Fljótsdalur

Fljótsdalur

Fljótsdalur is a valley in Austurland, named after Lagarfljót lake, which flows through it. The valley is deep and wide, has calm weather and beautifu
Mjóifjörður

Mjóifjörður

In a country that specializes in unspoiled and out-of-the-way places, Mjóifjörður might just take the title of ‘most remote’.   Its name translates as
Neskaupstaður

Neskaupstaður

Neskaupstaður is about as far east as you can go in Iceland, and soaring mountains provide a scenic backdrop to the town (which is sometimes called No
Reyðarfjörður

Reyðarfjörður

At over 30km long, Reyðarfjörður is the longest and widest of Iceland's Eastfjords. Norwegians once operated whaling stations along the fjord, and fis
Seyðisfjörður

Seyðisfjörður

Color and creativity abound in Seyðisfjörður, a village filled with bright cottages and artist studios. Recently it has become famous for its photogen
Stöðvarfjörður

Stöðvarfjörður

Stöðvarfjördur is the only Eastfjords town that the Ring Road travels directly through, and there are plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy the un
Vopnafjörður

Vopnafjörður

There’s good reason to turn off the Ring Road (Hwy 1) at Route 85: the secluded town of Vopnafjörður sits pretty on a scenic stretch of coastline, sur

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  • Seyðisfjörður and Breiðdalsvík on Travel and Leisure's list of best small towns

    Seyðisfjörður and Breiðdalsvík on Travel and Leisure's list of best small towns

    Travel e-zine Travel and Leisure recently named East-Iceland's villages Seyðisfjörður and Breiðdalsvík as two of Best Small Towns in Iceland for Stunning Landscapes, Hearty Fare, and Northern Lights Views. Tiny Breiðdalsvík is a relatively young f…
  • The happy family

    AUSTURLAND: The perfect destination for a family trip

    Thrainn Kolbeinsson is an Icelandic adventure and travel photographer. Recently he went on a vacation with his family in East Iceland. With his wife and two children (8 months and 3 years old) he recently visited some of their favourite locations in the Eastfjords. Here he shares why he thinks the Eastfjords might be the perfect destination for a family trip and shares a few tips for people traveling with children in Iceland.
  • Exploring The Ring of Riverdale with the entire family

    Exploring The Ring of Riverdale with the entire family

    A blog post by Gunnar Freyr, Icelandic Explorer about his family trip, the Ring of Riverdale.
  • Dyrfjallahlaup race will be held for the fifth time this summer.

    Dyrfjallahlaup race will be held for the fifth time this summer.

    Two new routes this summer
  • Nature Relaxation in Breiðdalur.

    Nature Relaxation in Breiðdalur.

    This summer, Nature Relaxation Films came to Austurland to film this amazing video. Nature Relaxation Films have over 600.000 followers on Youtube and specialize in making videos like this. Check this out :)
  • PREFAB / FORSMÍÐ Prefabricated houses and artistic expression from one century to another

    PREFAB / FORSMÍÐ Prefabricated houses and artistic expression from one century to another

    Skaftfell Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of its autumn exhibition: PREFAB / FORSMÍÐ Prefabricated houses and artistic expression from one century to another Skaftfell gallery, Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Austurvegur 42, Seyðisfjörður Curator: Guja Dögg Hauksdóttir Opening: September 26, 2020, 14:00-18:00. Light refreshments and short guided tours will be offered throughout the afternoon. Due to Covid regulations and the nature of the exhibition only 25 people can be in the gallery at the same time, but to accommodate everyone we have expanded the opening time across the afternoon. We kindly ask visitors to keep a 1m distance from each other and to sprit their hands before entering the gallery. The exhibition will be on view from September 26 to December 20, 2020. Opening times: Wed - Sat 12:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun - Tue.