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Eastfjords (Iceland)

Practical information on Eastfjords

  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Fjord
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Port
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Volcano
  • Waterfall
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
Count 256 km between Jokulsarlon and Egillstadir by car or by bus
When to go
Between May and October, July and August for hiking
Minimum stay
2 to 3 days

Reviews of Eastfjords

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

Fjords that tourists tend to quickly pass through on their way to their next destination (either Jokulsarlon or Myvatn) and yet which offer a view of a more traditional and picturesque side of Iceland.

My suggestion:
Take the time to discover the little fishing villages and to hike a few of the trails between the sea and the mountains.
My review

The eastern fjords are relatively less frequented by tourists because they are less spectacular than the geothermal sites of the north or the impressive waterfalls of the south-west of the country. As a result, many drive on, paying little interest to the region. 

Personally, I love to take the time to discover this more traditional part of the country, where fishing is still part of the daily lives of the inhabitants and where you can feel the warmth of the little ports nestled on the flanks of the fjord, for example in Breiðalsvík, Reyðafjöður, Eskifjörður, Neskaupstaður or Fáskrúðsfjöður. 

In addition, there is some fine hiking to be done in the eastern fjords, in preserved environments such as the natural reserve of Lonsoraefi. 

It is true that this kind of hiking takes time: at least a few days to cover the superb, uninhabited landscapes. I rarely encountered anybody there, apart from a few sheep and reindeer, but the view of the sea and mountains is breathtaking. 

The eastern fjords
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