What to see and do in your holiday in South-East Iceland
- From west to east -
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.
Bird watching in Ingolfshofdi - Nature Reserve
History and bird watching tour in Ingólfshöfði nature reserve (75 km).
Departures from the farm Hofsnes.
Boat tours on Fjallsarlon - Glacier Lagoon
Boat tour on Jokulsarlon - Glacier Lagoon
Boat-trips on the ice lagoon on amphibian boats and zodiac boats.
Glacier walk on Breidamerkurjokull glacier
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.
Dining in Smyrlabjorg - Restaurant
Restaurant serving local food.
Snowmobile tour on Skalafellsjokull Glacier
Glacierjeeps offer snowmobile trips on the glacier.
at 9:30 and 14:00.
Departure: The parking by road no. 1.
Duration: 3 hours.
Heinaberg Glacier Region
A gravel road leads to the glacier lagoon of Heinabergsjökull. There are numerous hiking possibilities.
Jón ríki, Brewery & Restaurant at Holmur Farm
Glacier Walk on Flaajokull glacier
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.
Home Made 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.
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.
Geothermal Hot Tubs at Hoffell
Hot tubs with geothermal water.
A gravel road leads to the Hoffell glacier. There are various hiking possibilities.
Horse Riding & Restaurant at Arnanes Farm
Horse riding and restaurant serving local food. Located by road no. 1, 6 km west of Höfn.
Fishing town Hofn
Handraðinn, handcraft center.
It is also nice to walk along the shore and watch the bird life.
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.
View Point in Almannaskard
Viewpoint east of Almannaskarð tunnel, which offers a panoramic view over Hornafjörður region and Vatnajökull glacier.
Hiking in the 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 the 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.