Viking throw – axe throwing

Viking throw – axe throwing

Viking throw – axe throwing from May until September Axe throwing is a wildly popular sport in the world. It is perfect for those who have a competitive spirit and want to get the adrenaline going. This activity takes place outdoors and will help you get in...
Hengifoss

Hengifoss

Hengifoss (N65°04.41-W14°52.84 start) // 2 hrs. The top part of the trail to Hengifoss is closed temporarily due to spring conditions.The shorter hike up to beautiful Litlanesfoss is open and a little bit further up. Hengifoss is the second highest waterfall in...
Hallormsstaður National Forest

Hallormsstaður National Forest

Camping & hiking in the forest Hallormsstaður National Forest is considered to be Iceland‘s largest forest. The forest covers an area of 740 hectares most of which is native birch. Since 1905, the forest has been the site of large scale trials of exotic species....
Reindeer in East Iceland

Reindeer in East Iceland

Reindeer (Rangifer Tarandus) are the largest wild, land mammals in Iceland and like most mammals in Iceland, they are not native to Iceland. They are a relatively new addition to the wild mammal fauna of Iceland. They were imported to Iceland for experimental purpose...
Stuðlagil basalt Canyon

Stuðlagil basalt Canyon

Stuðlagil canyon is one of the most stunning sight in the country which merged from under the river Jökulsá just a few years ago, when its level fell and revealed this wonder of nature. Stuðlagil hosts one of the largest number of basalt rock columns in Iceland. There...
Vök Baths – Hot water springs at lake Urriðavatn

Vök Baths – Hot water springs at lake Urriðavatn

Plunge into Iceland’s purest hot spring water, bath in floating pools out on the lake.Vök Baths is a new destination opened in summer 2019 by lake Urriðavatn, just northwest from Egilsstaðir, in Eastern Iceland. It features the first floating pools in Iceland. Located...
Wilderness Center

Wilderness Center

The Wilderness Center is an authentic and peaceful hideaway. Our guests experience the spirit of the past through a variety of services, such as: unique accommodation, local food, wilderness museum, horse riding, marked hiking trails, mountain biking, day tours,...
Egilsstaðir swimming pool

Egilsstaðir swimming pool

Egilsstaðir swimming pool is located next to the sportscenter in Egilsstaðir.It is an outdoor swimming pool, 25 meters long, 2 hot tubs, a childrens pool and a water slide. Opening hours during wintertime:September 1st to 31st of May Mondays – Fridays from 6:30...
ATV tours East Highlanders

ATV tours East Highlanders

ATV tours – East Highlanders  Go for an unique ATV adventure and take an outdoor adventure on one of Iceland‘s best ATV tours in the forest of Hallormsstaður. There you will challenge yourself by driving a 4×4 ATV. Our tours take you through the the forest....
Waterfall circle and Laugarfell hot springs

Waterfall circle and Laugarfell hot springs

Waterfall circle and Laugarfell hot springs The Waterfall Circle is a beautiful hiking trail that leads the hiker to five different waterfalls, some of them are among the most powerful in the region. The Waterfall Circle trail takes you along the banks of Jökulsá...
Fardagafoss

Fardagafoss

Fardagafoss (N65°16.06-W14°19.96)  // 1.5 hrs. Fardagafoss is a waterfall located just outside of Egilsstaðir on the route towards Seyðisfjörður town. It winds its way up the mountainside of Fjarðarheiði heath. The ascent from the parking area (located only 6 km from...
Skriðuklaustur

Skriðuklaustur

Skriðuklaustur is an ancient manor estate in Fljótsdalur. From 1493 – 1552 a monastery operated there. In the years 2002 – 2012 an extensive archaeological excavation took place on the cloister ruins which are now open to visitors. The writer Gunnar...
Húsey

Húsey

Húsey is 55 km north of Egilsstaðir and located between the rivers, Jökulsá á Dal (Brú) and Lagarfljót. A hike on to the plains out of the Húsey farm, out by Héraðsflói bay offers a splendid view of the surrounding mountains and opportunities for exploring untouched...
Snæfellsstofa Visitor Centre

Snæfellsstofa Visitor Centre

Snæfellsstofa is a visitor centre for the east territory of Vatnajökull National park. The visitor centre opened in june 2010 and is the first BREEAM certified building in Iceland. The centre also has an interesting exhibition about the circle and forming of the...
Saenautasel

Saenautasel

Sænautasel farm The farm of Sænautasel, situated up in the highland of Jökuldalsheiði, was inhabited from 1843-1943. In the years 1875-1880, however, it was left abandoned as a result of the lavish ashfall emanating from volcano Askja during 1875 eruption. Rumour has...
Northern Lights around Egilsstaðir

Northern Lights around Egilsstaðir

One of the most spectacular natural phenomenas in Iceland are the northern lights. Due to its sparse population there is, apart from the larger cities like Reykjavík, little to no light pollution which makes it ideal to see the lights. In and around Egilsstadir there...
Seyðisfjörður and the rainbow street

Seyðisfjörður and the rainbow street

Seyðisfjörður is a place of singing waterfalls and peculiar characters. It is a welcoming town booming with creativity and rich in history. Inhabited by about 700 people the town acts as one big family, and a friendly one at that. Everybody is welcome to our little...
The East Iceland Heritage Museum

The East Iceland Heritage Museum

The East Iceland Heritage Museum / Minjasafn Austurlands Exhibitions: Reindeer in East IcelandThe East is the only part of Iceland where you will find wild reindeer. They contribute to the unique nature and are strongly connected to the region’s history and culture....
Stórurð

Stórurð

N65°30,88-W13°59,79) // 6 -7 hrs One of East Iceland’s most illustrious spots is the Stórurð (“The Giant Boulders”). Stórurð lies below the small glacier west of Dyrfjöll mountains. It consists of gigantic tuff boulders, charming meadows and...
Baðhúsið – Spa

Baðhúsið – Spa

An intriguing spa, Baðhúsið – Spa, is situated on the hotels ground floor. It has a hot tub, sauna, cold pool and a inside and out doors resting areas. The view across Lagarfljót from the location of the spa is unique. The main emphasis is on quiet, relaxing and...
Askja crater

Askja crater

There are countless beautiful sights accessible along the Ring Road, leaving the highlands mostly untouched. There is some of the most unspoiled landscapes you’ll ever see.Among these landscapes is the famous Askja Caldera (50 km2) in the Dyngjufjoll Mountains, on the...
Finnsstaðir petting ZOO and horse riding tours

Finnsstaðir petting ZOO and horse riding tours

Petting zoo Finnsstaðir Petting Zoo houses sheep and lambs, cows and calves, pigs and piglets, ducks and ducklings, horses, hens and rooster. The zoo is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day, from 1 May to 30 September. The animals love people, especially little people,...
Sightseeing flights

Sightseeing flights

Sightseeing flights Flugfélag Austurlands offers sightseeing flights over East Iceland with different routes and scenery. From the 15 minute Flight Experience flight to 2 hour Expeditions you can experience everything from volcanoes, lavafields, glaciers, lakes and...
Guided tours

Guided tours

Guided tours Do you need guides while traveling in East Iceland ? Below you can find the companies operating all kind of tours at East Iceland. ADDITIONAL INFO Wildboys Wildboys.is operate all kinds of hiking tours all year.  A midnight tour on Mt. Snæfell, The...
MJÓIFJÖRÐUR, treasure hidden by the mountains

MJÓIFJÖRÐUR, treasure hidden by the mountains

Incorporating the Icelandic word for narrow, mjór, Mjóifjörður fjord lives up to its name by its 18-kilometre length. The mountain ranges that surrounds it provide shelter which means that the weather there is generally good, for Icelandic standards at least. The...
Möðrudalur á Fjöllum, the highest located farm in Iceland

Möðrudalur á Fjöllum, the highest located farm in Iceland

Möðrudalur á Fjöllum, the highest located farm in Iceland   Möðrudalur á Fjöllum is the highest inhabited farm in Iceland and is right in the middle of the wilderness of Iceland – Möðrudalur in Öræfi at 469 meters (1,539 ft) above sea level. Arriving there...
Horse riding in Stóri-Bakki farm

Horse riding in Stóri-Bakki farm

Horse riding Stóri-Bakki   We at Stóri-Bakki farm offer short (1-2 hours) trips and longer (4-8 hours) day trips.The horse rental is open all year round and we don´t have any scheduled trips. We are ready when you are!  ADDITIONAL INFO Phone: 00354-866-5783 or...
Stafdalur skiing area

Stafdalur skiing area

Stafdalur ski area on Fjardarheidi heath is only 17 km away from Egilsstaðir and it offers plenty of variety for skiers and a 1.000 m ski lift, as well as a lift for children. Cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are possible from the skiing area and from the...
Atlavik

Atlavik

In Hallormsstaðaskógur lies the inlet of Atlavík, beautifully situated on the shores of Lagarfljótriver. There used to be a popular camping area. As it has no electricity, most of the campers nowadays choose the newer and more modern camping in Höfðavík which leaves...
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