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The Ring of Riverdale is one of the most popular travel routes in Austurland, as it is probably the most popular among locals. You will find historical connections everywhere and many hiking trails. Sustainability and food from the region are highly valued. One of Iceland's highest waterfalls, Hengifoss, is located in Fljótsdalur. You can find further information about Fljótsdalur valley here.

Follow the winding road by the Lagarfljót lake's edge and discover hidden gems along the way. Hallormsstaður National Forest is perfect for outdoor activities, whether it be horse-back riding, hiking, mountain biking, or just relaxing at the campsite by the Lagarfljót lake. Hallormsstaður is Iceland's largest forest, covering over 740 hectares. Loose track of time in the Arboretum, unique in Iceland, with with over 80 tree species from all over the world or go on an adventure on one of many hiking routes. Be on the lookout for the Wyrm of Lagarfljót lake, the mythical creature said to inhabit the lake.

The picturesque Hengifoss waterfall attracts thousands of guests every year and for a good reason. After taking in the magnificent view of one of Iceland's tallest waterfalls, enjoy a hearty meal and traditional Icelandic cakes at Klausturkaffi Café at Skriðuklaustur. 

Skriðuklaustur is a historic site with the ruins of a 16th-century monastery which were revealed by an archaeological excavation between 2002 and 2012. On-site is also the mansion of the famous Icelandic writer Gunnar Gunnarsson (1889–1975), built in 1939. The mansion is now a center of culture & history with exhibitions.

Step into the past by visiting the Wilderness Center and experience the facinating exhibition showcasing Icelandic wilderness history, nature and life of Icelanders at the edge of the Highlands.

 

 

Destinations

Activities

Hús Handanna Icelandic Art & Design Shop
Egilsstaðir Swimming pool
Vök Baths
Sláturhúsið
Selskógur
East Highlanders
Atlavík
Hengifoss Waterfall
Snæfellsstofa Visitor Centre, Skriðuklaustur
Wilderness Center
East Highlanders

Restaurants

Other (2)

Bókakaffi Hlöðum - By Lagarfljót Bridge Hlaðir 700 Egilsstaðir 471-2255
N1 - Service Station Egilsstaðir Kaupvangur 4 700 Egilsstaðir 440-1450

Accommodation

Egilsstaðir Campsite
Eyjólfsstaðir Guesthouse
Gistihúsið - Lake Hotel Egilsstadir
Hafursá Travel Service
Hengifoss Guesthouse
Hotel 1001 nott
Hótel Valaskjálf
Icelandair Hotel Herad
Lyngás Guesthouse - Egilsstaðir
Mjóanes accommodation
Móðir jörð
Skipalækur
Stormur Cottages
Teahouse
Vallanes Farm Guesthouse
Wilderness center