The East & Southeast

Why visit

While the east of Iceland is home to dramatic fjord scenery and steep mountains, the southeast is home to lagoons dotted with icebergs such as Jokulsarlon and is the countries favourite region for walking. Bird watching, horse-riding and hiking are particularly popular in the east and boat trips amongst the icebergs is the main activity of the southeast.

About the East & Southeast

Stark scenery, the inland lake of Lagarfljot and prolific birdlife with the accessible puffin platform at Borgarfjordur Eastri make the eastern region perfect for exploring. The southeast shares much the same appeal but for glacial scenery and boat trips to find the ever photogenic seals.

  • Spend a few hours at the pretty arty town of Seyoisfjordur on the east coast.
  • Puffin watch at the remote farms of Husey and Skalanes, possibly on horseback
  • Explore the lake side forest of Lagarfljot
  • Take a kayak for a few hours at Seyoisfjodur

Beyond the Ordinary

Search for Iceland’s own Nessie at Lagarfljot, home also to Iceland’s wandering Reindeer.

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