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Ferðafélag Fljótsdalshéraðs/ITA - Geldingafell

Accommodation: 16 sleeping bags
. Telephone: No telephone
. GPS: N64°41.711-W15°21.681
. Other facilities: Wood stove for heating. Gas stove for cooking. Dry toilet. Camping place.

. Notice: The hut is locked the whole year. There is a key box and people need to contact the office for key numbers. Telephone 354-863 5813

Ferðafélag Fljótsdalshéraðs/ITA - Geldingafell

Tjarnarás 8, 700 Egilsstaðir

GPS Points N64° 41' 40.616" W15° 21' 38.234"
Accommodation 16 Sleeping bags
Opening period 25/06 - 06/09

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Nature
21.26 km
Waterfall Circle

The Waterfall Circle is an 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 a good idea to take a bath in the hot springs in Laugarfell.

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Nature
9.19 km
Eyjabakki

In the vicinity of majestic Mt. Snæfell and the imposing Vatnajökull glacier you´ll find the rolling flatland 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 leisure. The Fljótsdalshérad Touring Club has a chalet at Mt. Geldingafell beyond the river Blöndukvísl.

Nature
18.07 km
Vatnajökull National Park

Vatnajökull national park established 7. June 2008, covers an area of 14,141 km2 (13,7% 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 a 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.

Nature
17.27 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 splendor 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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Austurland

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