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Snæfell. Photo: Páll Guðmundsson.

Visiting Fljótsdalur and Vatnajökull National Park

Head inland to discover some of Austurland’s incredible natural highlights: the scenic valley that surrounds a mythical lake, and the eastern territory of the magnificent Vatnajökull National Park.
Bustarfell in Vopnafjörður. Photo: Jessica Auer

Exploring Austurland’s museums

We know that many visitors come to Austurland (East Iceland) to see and experience the wild and wonderful nature of the region. We understand! We’ve got an abundance of mountains, trails, fjords, lakes, waterfalls, forests, black beaches, and more…
The fjord view from MT. Bjólfur in Seyðisfjörður. Photo: Thrainn Kolbeinsson | @thrainnko

Active Austurland

The sun is shining, and barely setting. Do you feel the need to put all that daylight to good use? Austurland has you covered.
Photo: Gunnar Freyr Gunnarsson | @icelandic_explorer

The puffin capital of Iceland

Puffins are among the biggest crowd-pleasers in Iceland each spring and summer. In Austurland, the very best place to see them is in Borgarfjörður eystri.
Climbing in Arnarklettar. Photo: Ingvi Örn

Rock climbing in Austurland

It might not be an activity you associate with Iceland, but did you know that rock climbing is gaining in popularity and accessibility here, especially in Austurland?
Photo: Þráinn Kolbeinsson.

Spectacular Stuðlagil canyon

Austurland’s Stuðlagil canyon recently gained a big moment in the spotlight, thanks to visitors (domestic and foreign) blown away by its beauty. You can see why, can’t you? There’s simply no bad angle to this gorgeous gorge in East Iceland.
From a snowboarding trip to Súlur. Photographer: Þráinn Kolbeinsson

Winter highlights in Austurland

If you harbor a dream to experience all the magic of an Icelandic winter, few places rival Austurland.
Keep a watchful eye out for the aurora and stay updated on the aurora forecast while journeying thro…

Fall highlights in Austurland

Time to show off our fall colors! September and October are great months to visit Austurland: temperatures are generally mild (for Iceland!), daylight hours are ‘normal’, and when conditions are right, the northern lights begin to appear.
The LungA Festival in Seyðisfjörður. Photo: Ingvi Örn

Summer of culture in Austurland

You might already know this: in Iceland, we get pretty excited about summer!
The puffins have arrived! Photographer: Þorsteinn Roy.

Spring highlights in Austurland

In Iceland in recent weeks we’ve celebrated a handful of events heralding the arrival of spring, such as the spring equinox in late March and Easter in early April.
Photo: Þráinn Kolbeinsson | @thrainnko

2023: New year, new beginnings

Happy New Year! We hope 2023 has started well for you, and has great adventures in store.
The kids know Christmas is around the corner when Santa arrives in the window at Hotel Aldan in Seyð…

Austurland’s cozy Christmas customs

From reindeer to seasonal beer, and greedy trolls to sweet traditional tales, East Iceland has a wealth of Christmas cheer.