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WE RECOMMEND You take 2-3 days to enjoy “On the Edge” to its fullest. You won’t regret taking your time to become one with Icelandic landscape and heritage.

DAY TOUR - VOPNAFJÖRÐUR You start by getting off the Ring Road and heading to Vopnafjörður, where you can visit the heritage museum at Bustarfell and then have lunch at Hotel Tangi. Then we recommend a visit to the exhibition in the East Iceland Immigration Centre, located in the beautiful old house Kaupvangur in the middle of the village. Go for a swim in Selárlaug, the cosy pool built on the banks of one of Iceland’s most beautiful salmon rivers. Enjoy a local dinner at Síreksstaðir before overnighting in one of their cottages or at Hótel Tangi.

DAY TOUR - BORGARFJÖRÐUR EYSTRI MOUNTAIN ROAD 917 over Hellisheiði provides stupendous views. Drive farther via Road 927 on your way to Egilsstaðir and then to Borgarfjörður Eystri. AT VATNSSKARÐ pass, stop to enjoy the view. By Hvannagil, take the popular short hike into the colourful rhyolite gravel upstream from the road. Then follow the coast that leads you into Borgarfjörður Eystri. For lunch you might have the tasty fish soup at Álfacafe or stop by Hafnarhúsið café at Hafnarhólmi. You should in any case visit the friendly puffins at Hafnarhólmi, known to be one of the best locations in Iceland to see these attractive birds (April - early August).

 

 

Places of Interest

Vopnafjörður
Tangasporður
Kolbeinstangi Lighthouse
Selárdalur Swimming pool
Fuglabjargarnes cliffs
Sandvik
Bustarfell
Drangsnes
Skjólfjörur
Þerribjarg and Múlahöfn
Geirastaðakirkja
Húsey
Stapavík by Héraðsflói
Gljúfursárfoss
Stórurð Service Cabin
Stórurð
Dyrfjöll
Njarðvíkurskriður and Naddi
Borgarfjörður eystri
Bakkagerðiskirkja
Lindarbakki
Álfaborg
Hafnarhólmi
Brúnavík
Víknaslóðir

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On the Edge
In this episode we take on the travel route "On the Edge", where we will cover the vast wilderness of Möðrudalur, the beautiful Vopnafjörður, over Hellisheiði and all the way down to Borgarfjörður eystri.