6 Best Places to visit in East Iceland

East Iceland, commonly known as Austurland.There are small villages, mountains, waterfalls, and other natural wonders. This region is full of vegetation and widespread forestry, beautiful highlands, and mountains. It is considered among peaceful nations of the world. Other than natural beauty local food of East Iceland is a major attraction. History and Culture of East Iceland are tempting. In Iceland, there are many activities to do, in which camping is on the top list. There are many camping areas all over Iceland which are open from May till the first week of September.

Now Iceland also offers something to people coming in winters, which is SKIING…where you will enjoy the stunning scenery and beauty of Iceland. As the local people of East Iceland are few, their culture is rich and beautiful. Many fishing spots are still undiscovered by travellers. East Iceland is a beautiful place with a green valley, breathtaking views, jabbed peaks, and a lot more. This is the place where you would definitely want to go.
Here are some of the top listed places of east Iceland:-

Skaftafell National Park

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In Vatnajökull National Park Skaftafell is an ideal place includes huge glaciers Skaftafellsjökull and Svínafellsjökull. Those who love to climb mountain peak this is the perfect adventure spot. To enjoy this place fully try to spend a few days there, either stay at a campsite or other accommodation.

Stuðlagil Canyon

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This is a beautiful place located in the Jökuldalur valley of East Iceland. It is not so popular yet, the place is as wonderful as other places. The main reason for less popularity could be the accessibility factor. As the place is situated in the valley, it can be visited only through modified cars or jeeps.


This place is full of different stunning art which is loved by many different artists all over the world. It is basically a road which connects Seyðisfjörður to the rest of Iceland. Surrounded by waterfalls, mountains, and multicoloured wooden houses, this place is exceptionally beautiful. It is founded in the 1830s, soon to be wealthiest in the east.

Vestrahorn Mountain

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This place is truly meant for photographers, some call it a photographers paradise.mountains. Vestrahorn is a mountain with peaks reaching up to 454 meters and one of those places of Iceland where you can feel the charm of the place. This also comes under most photographed mountains, blissful.

Hengifoss Waterfall

Hengifoss Waterfall is located in Hengifossá and also the third-largest waterfall of Iceland with a height of 128 meters. There is something special about this waterfall which you can see the difference. It is surrounded by mountains, forestry, and scenic natural beauty. There is a small waterfall Litlanesfoss up the highway which is also a delight to watch.

Borgarfjörður Eystri

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Borgarfjörður Eystri is the ideal place for hiking lovers. You will find the most interesting tracks by the sea and mountains. You will find the most dramatic mountains in Borgarfjörður Eystri. This place is also known as a spiritual place in Iceland. It is famous for its natural beauty like other places in Iceland.

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