Over to the East Fjords

East Fjords experience all year, 2-Day Tour - Iceland

Prices from £198 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

LocationEast Fjords

Suitable for families

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Overview

The fjord coast in the less-touristy eastern part of Iceland is surrounded by steep mountain walls that rise from the ocean. The low-hanging fog creates a mysterious atmosphere here. The winding road leads you to great views over a dramatic landscape with colourful fishing villages. Enjoy the amazing hiking routes and spot wild puffins. We’ll book you a comfortable hotel that is perfectly situated for you to make the most of this remote region.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • 2 x breakfast

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Your day-by-day itinerary

Arrival in Eastern Iceland

With the shrinking ice cap in the rear-view mirror of your car, you’ll head back onto the ring road and northbound towards fjord coast. After the fishing village of Höfn, the road along the rugged coast becomes increasingly winding and you drive along deep ravines close to the sea. Once you get to the East Fjords you will find more puffins than tourists. Instead of the well-known and often busy hot spots, you will find peace and space here. Check into your attractive hotel and ask reception for their local knowledge of the most beautiful hiking trails in the area.

Lady looking out to view of mountains

Discover the East Fjords

After breakfast it is time to get your walking boots on and head out into nature. There are brilliant hikes in the vicinity of your accommodation, or you can also drive to the Borgarfjörður Eystri region. Due to its remoteness and long, dark winters, legends of elves and trolls still play a major role in the local culture. If you’re here for the wildlife, drive to the small rock in the harbor of Hafnarhólmi, near the village of Bakkagerði. Here you will find wild puffins, gulls and ducks that nest on this rock from late May to early August. You can get up close to the animals here via stairs and an observation deck.

A puffing in grass with the sea behind

Depart the East Fjords

It’s time to leave this quiet part of Iceland behind you and head towards the next highlight. Head to  the steaming baths in Mývatn or to Skaftafell for a walk on Europe’s largest glacier.

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David on a rickshaw

Speak to our Iceland specialist, David

"Iceland offers so much variety. Whether it's bathing in one of many natural lagoons, heading out to see the wildlife or witnessing the amazing northern lights, you won't run out of things to do! I ticked off a lot of things from my bucket list here."

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