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5 Instagrammable spots in Austurland - East Iceland


Hengifoss waterfallHengifoss waterfall

Layers of red clay between layers of basalt from volcanic eruptions over time. It takes 40-60 minutes to walk from the parking lot to waterfall. On the way is another astonishing waterfall called Litlanesfoss. 

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Photo credit: @Rachannephoto & @joe_shutter

 Rainbow Street - Seyðisfjörður 


The painted street, which in everyday speech is called “The Rainbow Street”, is in the center of Seyðisfjörður. The Blue Church attracts tourist from all over the world that want to experience the rainbow path. The backdrop of mountains is amazing.  

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Photo credit: @Followmeawaytravel & @fashionbyally


 The Elephant - Vopnafjörður


One of the characteristics of Vopnafjordur is the incredible rock pillars and cliffs that take on various forms, often resembling different creatures. Ljósastapi rock pillar stands out in the sea just off Skjólfjörur. It is often called “Fíllinn” or The Elephant by locals, as its form resembles that of an elephant. 

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Photo credit: @islandialove & @lukash007

  Stapavík and Stapinn - Djúpivogur


You might not recognize the name of this place but this is one of the most instagrammed spots in the region. Stapavík is located about an hour from Höfn on the way to Djúpivogur on road 1. 

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Photo credit: @brucherseifer52 & @norrisniman


  Klifbrekkufossar (Mjóifjörður)


Klifbrekkufossar is a name for a series of small waterfalls one above the other at the bottom of the fjord Mjóifjörður in eastern Iceland. The waterfalls are a spectacular sight around 90 meters high and the best way to see them all in the same view is actually from the road and by the roadside at the bottom of the falls.  The road to the remote fjord of Mjóifjörður is only open during summer.  

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Photo credit: @tripmastertravel & @engineer_on_travel






Towns & Villages

Each town in Austurland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages t, the influence of North European neighbors 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 the latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

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