TRAVEL TO EAST ICELAND
Often referred to as the East Fjords, this region is one of the least-visited parts of Iceland. But what it lacks in visitor (or resident) numbers it more than makes up for with tranquillity and natural beauty. Driving along Iceland’s fjord-studded east coast offers dramatic scenery of snowy peaks, steep sea cliffs and small fishing villages full of colourful old houses.
The culture and history of East Iceland is as varied as its fjords are many. From the Norwegian architecture of Seyðisfjörður to the French heritage in Fáskrúðsfjörður. From the WWII history of Reyðarfjörður to the mythical sea creature of Lagarfljót and puffins of Borgarfjörður. East Iceland is a fascinating hodgepodge, with quirky little oddities and attractions mixed in for good measure.
To explore the hidden gems of East Iceland, we recommend adding some extra days to a self-drive tour around the Ring Road. Don’t want to drive? Join a guided small group tour around the country and enjoy the expertise of a local while visiting the East Fjords’ top attractions.
Though summer is the most popular time to visit the area, East Iceland is also a wonderful place to stay in winter (October to March) for possible nighttime sightings of the northern lights.
Each region of Iceland is unique, so why not see them all? If you want to drive around the entire Ring Road take 10 days or longer. To explore the highlights of East Iceland in more depth, we recommend the Iceland Road Trip, an 11-day tour around the island to which you can add an extra night or two in Egilsstaðir.
What's more, during your time in Iceland, whatever tour you pick, we're always a phone call away with our 24/7 helpline.
When you're ready to start planning your road trip to East Iceland, get in touch via our toll-free numbers or live chat. We'll help you make the most of your time in the Land of Fire and Ice.
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