What to see and do in your holiday in South-East Iceland

- From west to east -

 

Hiking in Skaftafell - National Park

In Skaftafell national park (100 km) you will find beautiful hiking trails, companies offering glacier walks and sightseeing flights as well as an exhibition about the Vatnajökull region.

Vatnajökull National Park

 

Bird watching in Ingolfshofdi - Nature Reserve

History and bird watching tour in Ingólfshöfði nature reserve (75 km).

Departures from the farm Hofsnes.

From Coast to Mountains
 

Boat tours on Fjallsarlon - Glacier Lagoon

Fjallsárlón

 

Boat tour on Jokulsarlon - Glacier Lagoon

Boat-trips on the ice lagoon on amphibian boats and zodiac boats.

Icelagoon

Jökulsárlón

 

Glacier walk on Breidamerkurjokull glacier

Glacier Adventure

 

Museum in Thorbergssetur - Exhibition & Restaurant

Exhibition about the life and works of an Icelandic author; Þorbergur Þórðarsonar (1888-1974). It provides a good insight into the lives of Icelanders during the first half of the 20th century.

Restaurant serving local food.

Þorbergssetur Exhibition

 

Dining in Smyrlabjorg - Restaurant

Restaurant serving local food.

Smyrlabjörg Restaurant

 

Snowmobile tour on Skalafellsjokull Glacier

Glacierjeeps offer snowmobile trips on the glacier.

Daily trips

at 9:30 and 14:00.

Departure: The parking by road no. 1.

Duration: 3 hours.

Glacier Jeeps

 

Heinaberg Glacier Region

A gravel road leads to the glacier lagoon of Heinabergsjökull. There are numerous hiking possibilities.

Heinabergsjökull

Kayaking Tours on Heinaberg Lagoon

 

Farm zoo  & restaurant at Holmur Farm

Farm zoo with icelandic goates, sheep, horses and chicken, which were originally brought to Iceland by the first settlers. Open 10-17.

The restaurant Fjósið offers breakfast, light meals and dinner.

Restaurant & Farm Zoo

 

Glacier Walk on Flaajokull glacier

Glaciertrips.is

 

Hiking in the Flaajokull Glacier Region

A gravel road leads to Fláajökull glacier. From the parking at the glacier are numerous hiking trails. It is possible to walk from Lambhús to the roots of the glacier (10 km). On the way is a rich variety of plants and birds. It is clearly visible how the glaciers have molded the landscape.

Fláajökull

 

Ice Cream & Restaurant at Brunnholl Farm

Restaurant serving breakfast and dinner buffet. We recommend the delicious Jöklaís ice cream which is produced at the Brunnhóll farm.

Restaurant

 

Hiking in Haukafell - Forestation Area

Area belonging to the forestation association of the region. There is a large variety of plants in this otherwise barren region.

Hiking possibilities and remains of farmhouses from past centuries.

Haukafell

 

Geothermal Hot Tubs at Hoffell

Hot tubs with geothermal water.

A gravel road leads to the Hoffell glacier. There are various hiking possibilities, organized ATV-tours and pedal boats.

Hiking trails

Geothermal Hot Tubs

 

Horse Riding & Restaurant at Arnanes Farm

Horse riding and restaurant serving local food. Located by road no. 1, 6 km west of Höfn.

Horse Riding & Restaurant

 

Fishing town Hofn

Huldusteinn, rock collection.

Höfn, art museum.

Handraðinn, handcraft center.

Swimming pool.

Golf course.

Supermarket.

Restaurants.

It is also nice to walk along the shore and watch the bird life.

Tourist Information Center

 

Hiking & Seal watching on Stokksnes peninsula

Impressive mountains and beautiful sandy and rocky beach. Seals like to rest on the cliffs and there is a rich bird life.

Stokknes peninsula

 

View Point in Almannaskard

Viewpoint east of Almannaskarð tunnel, which offers a panoramic view over Hornafjörður region and Vatnajökull glacier.

 

hiking in Papos area

A trading village in past centuries. There are still some remains of houses. A hiking trail goes from Papós to Horn and Stokksnes.

 

Hiking in Hvannagil Canyon

A road east of the river Jökulsá í Lóni leads to a beautiful canyon Hvannagil which consists of rhyolite, an extremely colorful type of rock.

Hvannagil Canyon

 

Boat tours and bird watching in Djupivogur - Fishing Town

Boat tours to Papey Island. A daily tour offered at 13:00 during summer.

The price includes seal- and birdwatching and two hour guided hike on Papey Island. Duration: 4 hours.

Boat Tours to Papey Island

Tourist information in Djúpivogur

Tel: 478 8220