East Iceland

About East Iceland

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East Iceland is one of the places in the world where a person feels small in comparison to the surrounding nature. Everything here looks large-scale, glaciers, mountains and the considerable volcanic activity in the region.

Seyðisfjörður

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The fishing village of Seyðisfjörður is 17 km long, located at the edge of a fjord and considered by many as one of the most picturesque villages in eastern Iceland.

Egilsstaðir

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Egilsstaðir is East Iceland's main city located 698 km from Reykjavik. The city was founded in 1947 on the banks of Lake Logurinn and a major crossroads where Route 1 and the eastern fjords roads meet.

Vopnafjörður

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The town of Vopnafjörður is located 95 km north of Egilsstaðir and at the edge of a fjord with the same name.

Langanes Peninsula

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On the eastern coast of the peninsula lies the ghost town Skálar a remote town seemingly located at the 'end of the world'. It was briefly a flourishing fishing community at the beginning of the 20th century.

Höfn

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Höfn í Hornafirði, means "port" and pronounced "Aff" is a beautiful fishing town located in the southeastern part of Iceland.

Austfirðir - Eastern Fjords

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The Eastern fjords region Austfirðir starts out at Kollumúli just north of Héraðsflói and reaches up to Eyrarhorn east of Lónssveit. Here may be found 15 fjords, mountainous terrain with a few plateaus that generally lay in the valleys.

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