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Austurland is packed with opportunities for outdoor activities and adventures. Be it horse-back riding, hiking or mountain biking we've got you covered. All types of tours, trips and activites to suit individuals, families or groups throughout the region and who better to experience it with than a local tour operator? Below is a list of local tour operators who will strive to make your stay in Austurland a memorable one. 

 

 

Arctic Fun
East Highlanders
Go for a unique ATV adventure and take an outdoor adventure on one of Iceland‘s best ATV tours in the forest of Hallormsstaður. There you will challenge yourself by driving a 4x4 ATV. Our tours take you through the forest. The trails circle the forest, and on the way, we will take a few stops where our guides tell you about the history of Hallormsstaður. ATVs can travel fast on rugged tracks allowing you to get exceptional views of the country as well as giving you an adrenaline rush. You will see beautiful nature and remote areas that er rarely visited by tourists. Our guided ATV tours take place in all weather conditions come rain or shine. Crossing streams and digging through dirt is just part of the fun! We will provide you with the necessary gear to ride with us. But take a look at our web page so you will be 100% prepared. In order to ride one of our ATV´s, you will need to be at least 17 years old and hold a valid driver‘s license. Book your ATV adventure today on www.easthighlanders.com/atv
Hildibrand Hotel
Hildibrand Hotel is our apartment hotel, offering spacious self-catering apartments all with their own private balcony overlooking the fjord. The Hotel is situated on the water's edge in the town centre of Neskaupstaður a beautiful, peaceful fishing village in Nordfjörður – a wonderful destination famous for its majestic mountains and calm waters where birds, seals, and whales come to play. If you have any questions, please give us a call +3544771950 or send us an email at hildibrand@hildibrand.com
Bragdavellir Cottages
Bragdavellir - Cottages and a restaurant in Hamarsfjordur Bragdavellir Cottages At Bragdavelldir in Hamarsfjordur, east Iceland, we offer accommodation in 2-8 person cottages. The houses are equipped with all the essentials needed for a good rest and a nice stay. They all have a microwave, a refrigerator, and a stove. BBQ is also available for those who want. Bragdavellir is a short distance from a local town, Djupivogur, offering necessary service f.ex. bank, supermarket, health clinic and so on. Beautiful paths for walks are all around Bragdavellir, suited for both advanced hikers and beginners.  You might even run into our farm animals on your walks! (Ducks, chickens, horses, rabbits and sheep). In walking distance from the cottages is Bragdavellir Barn Restaurant for those who want to taste an of local ingredients. The restaurant is open during the summer months. Bragdavellir is a peaceful place, perfect for unwinding and breathing in clean, Icelandic air.  Bragdavellir Barn Restaurant At Bragdavellir in Hamarsfjordur, east Iceland, you can find a friendly family-owned restaurant. It is located in an old Barn and cowshed that has been renovated into a bistro restaurant offering a simple but good menu with an emphasis on local ingredients. Barn restaurant has a cozy atmosphere that makes you forget about everyday worries and gives you a chance to relax and unwind. Approx 20min walk from the restaurant is a beautiful waterfall named Snædalsfoss which is an easy hike to walk to. Along the way, you might run into our ducks, chickens, horses or even sheep. The restaurant is open during the summer months and you are welcome to call for further information. We also offer accommodation in 2-8 person cottages all year round. 
Guide to Iceland
Uniting over 1500 Icelandic travel operators in a single community, Guide to Iceland remains the world's largest collaboration for Icelandic travel services. Our online platform provides unprecedented access to customer-reviewed tours, accommodation, and rental cars in Iceland. We also offer unique packages, customized to meet the wishes of seasoned and first-time visitors alike. Guide to Iceland has been recognized as Iceland's Leading Travel Agency at the World Travel Awards from 2018 to 2021, 4 years in a row, and the Leading Destination Management Company of Iceland, 2 years in a row, in 2020 and 2021. 
Tanni Travel
Tanni Travel is a fully licensed travel agency, and we own and operate 17 buses of various sizes. We work all over Iceland, but East Iceland is our base and our home. For years Tanni Travel has offer tours for overseas guests under the banner Meet the Locals. Meet the Locals offers group tours for guests that want to see East Iceland through the eyes of us locals and experience the people, history, and nature of our little part of Iceland. We offer a variety of experiences in East Iceland, like hiking tours, village walks, adventures to secluded places, and private tours. Custom tours are what we do best, so send us a line, and we'll put together a package that lets you experience the best Austurland has to offer.
Flugfélag Austurlands
Flugfélag Austurlands is an air operator specializing in sightseeing flights over Iceland. Operations are mainly run from East Iceland, with bases at Egilsstaðir and Hornafjörður airports. All other airports are used and sometimes the sightseeing flights are being conducted from different parts of the country, depending on weather. Charter flights are also available, with prior arrangements. We are proud to provide air services to East Iceland thereby increasing opportunities for tourists to experience the Icelandic natural beauty of East Iceland from the air. Please contact for tours and booking information.
Stóra-Sandfell Horse Rental
The horse rental/The travel service at Stóra-Sandfell is located 17 km. south of Egilsstaðir, by highway 95. When driving over the road called Öxi (which is the shortest route) or Breiðdalsheiði, the roads lie between Höfn and Egilsstaðir. We offer horseriding, 1-2 hours tours, through Sandfell's forest and nearby. All of the horseriding tours are monitored by a guide. We always try to make sure we find a horse that suits each and every rider well. Before each trip we go over all safety rules and do some practice rounds inside a fence. There is no fixed time for the riding tours, so all tours are planned individually. The minimum number of riders is 2 for each trip and the maximum is 10 riders. The accommodation is open from May 15th – September 15th.The horse rental is open from June 1th – September 15th.The campsite is open from June 1th – August 31th.  For further information and reservations, please go to our website or contact us through phone or e-mail.
Stóra-Sandfell Travel Service
The travel service at Stóra-Sandfell is located 17 km. south of Egilsstaðir, by highway 95. When driving over the road called Öxi (which is the shortest route) or Breiðdalsheiði, the roads lie between Höfn and Egilsstaðir. At our facilities we offer many different types of accomodations, cottages, rooms or at our campsite. We also offer horseriding tours through Sandfell‘s forest and nearby. Many lovely hiking trails are in the area. Our accomodations are close to all of the major tourist-attractions in the Eastern Fjords. The travel service at Stóra-Sandfell has been run by the same family for 30 years and combines experience with eastern hospitality. We put emphasis on having a good and personal contact with our all guests and want to make sure they will be able to enjoy themselves in a beautiful and relaxing enviroment, surrounded by Icelandic nature. We do offer 10 cottages, of different types, but all are build for 2-4 persons. All of them do have a private kitchenette and access to a gas grill. Six of the cottages have private bathrooms but the other four share a bathhouse together. The 3 rooms each have a private enterence and a small private bathroom. All rooms share a kitchen and all have access to a gas grill. The campsite is surounded by the old birch forest and is ideal for families or induviduals with tents or campers. On the site there are dining benches, making it comfortable to eat outside in the nature. A small stream goes through the campsite and is perfect for the younger members of the family to make a splash in. In the restrooms we have toilets, showers and outdoor sinks with cold and hot water. All of the horseriding tours are monitored by a guide. We always try to make sure we find a horse that suits each and every rider well. Before each trip we go over all safety rules and do some practice rounds inside a fence. There is no fixed time for the riding tours, so all tours are planned individually. The minimum number of riders is 2 for each trip and the maximum is 10 riders. We are open as follows:The accommodation is open from May 15th – September 15th.The horse rental is open from June 1th – September 15th.The campsite is open from June 1th – August 31th. For further information and reservations, please go to our website or contact us through phone or e-mail.
Wildboys.is
Wildboys.is operate all kinds of hiking tours all year. A midnight tour on Mt. Snæfell, The amazing Dyrfjöll and our canyon adventure in Hafrahvammar are simply unforgettable. We also have tours to the famous Askja and Kverkfjöll from regular day tours to a 3-day tour. Check out our website for the various tour selection. Please contact for tours and booking information.
EiderdownComforters.com
Bird watching A visit to eiderdown farmers We invite you to visit our farm-takes for about 3 hrs. Guests learn how the eider ducks live and nest, and how the eiderdown is cleaned. Guests can examine how eiderdown is processed through various stages until it is put into quilts and pillows. Trips twice weekly from 25 May until 3 July. It is necessary to book ahead-see the phone number and email address to the right. We take an easy walk around the living and nesting areas of the eider ducks with guides who are eider farmers at Ytri-Nýpur. Our guests have the opportunity of seeing how this wild bird is protected and cared for so that it feels comfortable. Also are other birds in the nesting area. It is crucial to walk carefully and listen carefully to the guide throughout the walk. The visit to the farm‘s down-cleaning building where you will have the opportunity to inspect and feel the eiderdown in various stages of the cleaning process and also to see samples of completed products. Guests are invited to the „down-farmers‘ guestroom“ next door to enjoy light refreshments. In the guest room are items connected with farming in the last years. Total time of visit about 3 hours. Please contact for tours and booking information.
Volcano Heli
Volcano Heli offers sightseeing tours, film & photo and dual-control flights. We at Volcano Heli are passionate about flying and offering our customers with a unique vantage point to explore the impressive and ever-changing landscapes of the land of fire and ice.Our most popular tours go to Askja Caldera, Myvatn, the new lava field Holuhraun, the biggest glacier Vatnajökull and into the colorful highlands. Remote places can be visited easily from the air by helicopter, including several geothermal areas. We are committed to providing you with a great experience, thus we can adjust or customize every flight to your wishes, as long as our high standards of safety are maintained. Departures from:- Möðrudalur, North-East Iceland- Reykjavik Airport Please contact for tours and booking information.
Travel East Iceland
We are your Hiking and Super Jeep experts in East Iceland and we want to share our unique nature with you. Our goal is to provide a superior service in preparing your ideal trip. Whether you want to hike in remote inlets, join us on a Super-Jeep adventure, visit a puffin colony, go horse riding or experience the wilderness of the largest national park in Europe, we‘ll arrange it. Because we want to make your experience in Iceland. For further information visit, www.traveleast.is send us an e-mail at traveleast@traveleast.is Please contact us for tours and booking information. 
Finnsstaðir
Finnsstaðir is a family-run business located about four minutes away from the town Egilsstaðir.  Finnsstaðir offers a few things, open all year round. Guesthouse to rent, horse rental, and the horse stable is always open between 10:00 – 17:00 for a short guided tour through the stable to see the horses, take pictures and meet the locals, but we recommend booking the tour with a bit of notice. From 15. may until 15. September, the petting zoo is open.  Finnsstaðir horse rental offers horses with great temperament and clean beated tölt. The tölt is a natural, fluid gait of the Icelandic horse. Its extraordinarily smooth four-beat gait, which allows the rider an almost bounce-free ride. In Finnsstaðir, you ride out in a small private group with a local guide. Most of the riding tours are about one hour, and the owner‘s goal is to keep everyone safe, give all the guests a good experience and memories to keep as long as you live. Longer trips with experienced riders could be available, but just contact Finnsstaðir and ask for availability. On the farm is a big house to rent with three bedrooms and beds for six people. There are two bathrooms and a hot tub on the platform with a great view. The house is spacious and equipped with all standard modern comfort. Washing machine and dryer, the wifi in the house is very strong, and there is a kitchen to cook in. Finnsstaðir petting zoo is open from 10:00-17:00 every day from 15. may until 15.September. All year round, there are chickens and ducks on the farm and, of course, horses, but during the summertime, it is possible to visit and get to know lambs, calves, pigs, ducklings, rabbits, and guinea pigs.  The animals at Finnsstaðir love people, especially children from all parts of the world.
Bragðavellir Cottages
Bragdavellir Cottages is a family-owned company which offers accommodation in cosy cottages. We are located in the countryside close to the ring road in East Iceland. We are approximately 10 mins drive from the town of Djúpivogur where you can find all necessary services, such as a supermarket, swimming pool, restaurants and coffee shops. Bragðavellir Cottages offer three types of cottages, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and a holiday home, suitable for larger groups or families.
Wilderness center
Wilderness Center of Iceland - Center of Recreation The Wilderness Center is an authentic and peaceful hideaway, located right on the edge of Northern Europe´s most extensive wilderness. One can experience the spirit of the past through a variety of services, such as unique accommodation, local food, exhibitions, horse riding and hiking, stargazing/Aurora station, day tours, escorted tours, super jeep tours, and tailor-made tours. The center's tranquil and pleasant location, as well as the distinct choice of accommodation and unique setting both indoors and out, will draw guests into adventures of the past and offer a unique atmosphere. Delicious food from local ingredients is cooked from scratch in the open home-style kitchen. Cakes and bread are also home-made. The Center offers a variety of activity and services. One can go hiking along waterfalls, cross the river on a cable-bridge, go horseback riding, rent mountain bikes, go fishing, gaze at the stars in the stargazing hut or visit the creative museum about the history of the Icelandic wilderness, where one can walk into the adventures of the Icelandic wilderness and be touched by the dramatic struggle between the forces of nature and the Icelander´s fight to survive. Many different day tours can be made from the Wilderness Center either self-drive or escorted. For example to Hengifoss, Laugarfell hot springs, Snæfell area, Hafrahvammagljúfur canyons and many more. Multi-day, tailormade tours can also be arranged, all year around. MUSEUM - HIKING - RIDING - MOUNTAIN BIKING - FISHING - STARGAZING - ACCOMMODATION - LOCAL FOOD - GUIDED TOURS TEL: +354 440 8822 / info@wilderness.is / www.wilderness.is
Guide to Iceland
Uniting over 1500 Icelandic travel operators in a single community, Guide to Iceland remains the world's largest collaboration for Icelandic travel services. Our online platform provides unprecedented access to customer-reviewed tours, accommodation, and rental cars in Iceland. We also offer unique packages, customized to meet the wishes of seasoned and first-time visitors alike.  Guide to Iceland has been recognized as Iceland's Leading Travel Agency at the World Travel Awards from 2018 to 2021, 4 years in a row, and the Leading Destination Management Company of Iceland, 2 years in a row, in 2020 and 2021.
Jeeptours
Let us assist to discover the most spectacular sites of East Iceland. In well equipped 4x4 mountain trucks and with experienced drivers we can take you to places which are otherwise out of reach. According to your wishes, we can take you anywhere from the lowlands to the mountains, canyons, glaciers, caves and geothermal areas.We will do our very best to reach your demands and make your trip as enjoyable as possible, at any time of the year. Experience some of the best things East Iceland has to offer and let us plan a memorable adventure for you. Jeeptours ehf offer jeep tours every day to Askja, Kverkfjöll, Snæfell, Hafrahvammagljúfur, and Vatnajökull.Please contact for tours and booking information.
Tinna Adventure
We at Tinna Adventure are Icelandic nature and travel enthusiasts. Whether by car, on a bike or on foot, we want to share Iceland’s unique nature and tranquility with you. We have extensive experience in mountaineering. Our background also includes work with the internationally recognized Icelandic Search and Rescue Association. We travel in small groups, where each Super jeep has the maximum capacity of 4 to 10 passengers.  This is done with the objective of giving you a close and personal encounter with the magnificent Icelandic nature. Our emphasis is on slow travel and a personal connection with nature. Most of all, an experience where each passenger can take the time they wish, long or short exploring Icelandic nature on their own terms. We hold great respect for the environment and make it our goal to leave no trace where we travel. This is so that coming generations may enjoy the same beautiful nature as we do today. We also work closely with the local community and businesses. That is in the effort to create a sustainable working environment for the entire community. Please contact for tours and booking information.

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