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Snæfell

The Snæfellsskáli lodge has space for 45 persons. It has oil - stove, heating system and wc. GPS location: 64.48.250N/ 15.38.600V. Heating, water, wc. The camp site is located on a sand close to the cabin in the national park Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður and is by road no F909. It is about 1 km away from the walking path to the mountain Snæfell. A few marked walking paths are also close by.

All opening dates can change due to weather conditions.

Snæfell

701 Egilsstaðir (dreifbýli)

GPS Points N64° 48' 14.104" W15° 38' 33.021"
Accommodation 45 Sleeping bags
Opening period 01/07 - 20/09
Service Public lavatory Sleeping bag acc. Camping ground Cooking facilities Shower

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Nature
20.15 km
Hafrahvammagljufur

Hafrahvammagljúfur canyon in East Iceland is one of the most impressive canyons in Iceland. It is over 200 meters deep and this impressive canyon stretches about seven to eight kilometers towards the valley Jökuldalur.

Drive north of Kárahnjúkastífla reservoir along a road (fit for SUV) on Lambafell to crossroads by Laugavellir. Drive down to a parking area by Dimmugljúfur canyons. There you will find a sign containing information and the a trail running through Hafrahvammar canyon.

Nature
10.00 km
Eyjabakki

In the vicinty of majestic Mt. Snæfell and the imposing Vatnajökull glacier you´ll find the rolling flapland Eyjabakkar; a green oasis in the otherwise scarcely vegetated highland. This is a resting niche for some 14 000 geeses before setting off for their long flight southward bound. This area is suitable for all kinds of outdoor leisures. The Fljótsdalshérad Touring Club has a chalet at Mt. Geldingafell beyond the river Blöndukvísl.

Nature
16.59 km
Waterfall Circle

The Waterfall Circle is a 8 kilometers long hiking circle that starts and ends in Laugarfell. On the hike you can see five waterfalls and one canyon. Some of these waterfalls are among the most powerful in East Iceland. Most famous of the waterfalls are Kirkjufoss and Faxi.

This beautiful hike is getting more and more popular among hikers. After the hike then it is good idea to take a bath in the hot springs in Laugarfell.

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Nature
0.01 km
Vatnajökul National Park

Vatnajökull national park , established 7. June 2008, is the largest national park in Europe, covering a total area of 13,600 km2 (13% of Iceland). The eastern covers 2.384km2. There are many places to visit and experience , the contrasts in the unique nature are magnificent. The battle between ice and fire still rages within the National Park's boundaries. Few other places in the world exhibit the effects of such wide range of natural phenomena.
Among highlights of the east are Kverkfjöll, the home of Ice and fire, the oasis Hvannalindir, Snæfell the ancient volcano, where the reindeer roam and Eyjabakkar the celebrated home of the Pink-footed goose.

The Highlands
16.86 km
Kárahnjúkar

Kárahnjúkar and Hálslón reservoir were created as part of Iceland's most extensive construction project to date, and have since been visited by numerous tourists. The two tuff peaks named Kárahnjúkar stand tall on the east bank of the Jökulsá river and canyon, which ranks as one of Iceland's deepest and most impressive. The long-term use of the reservoir here to turn the powerful turbines down at Fljótsdalur Station began in late 2006.

Nature
2.54 km
Snæfell

Mt Snæfell towering to 1,833 m, is the highest mountain in Iceland outside the glacier regions. Even so, and despite the omnipresent snow, (Snæfell = "The Snow Mountain), it is fairly accessible from Snæfellsskáli hut. While Snæfell boasts a splendour of its own, it offers a fabulous view, partly overlooking the oasis of Eyjabakkar. Eyjabakkar is a choice habitat for geese. Reindeer can frequently be spotted west of Snæfell, towards Hálsalón reservoir, in addition to other territories in the East Iceland highlands.

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East Iceland

Towns & Villages

Each town in East Iceland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages the influence of North European neighbours is 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 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