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Egilsstaðir swimming pool is a really nice swimming pool to visit, especially if you are coming from the north or far away it can be really nice to relax after a long drive and have a little dip in the pool. It has hot tubs, cold tub, waterslides, and a nice swimming pool.…

Seyðisfjörður is a known Instagram place in Iceland, most people have seen a picture of a small colorful church with a rainbow street in front. Seyðisfjörður has around 650 inhabitants and is a very beautiful and colorful town, it also has quite colorful art life and in Skaftfell cultural center you can find art shows, gallery, bistro and more they also have the Technical Museum of East Iceland in Seyðisfjörður. In the summer in the middle of July, they have an art festival called Lunga where young artists from all over the world come together to create, it consists of art, music and good vibes. The ferry that goes between Iceland, Faroe and Denmark is operated from the town all year around.…

Lón Campsite is a little campsite that not many people know about. This campsite can be a little bit hard to get to especially if it's been raining a lot the road can be bad and even flooded. Normally only used over the summertime due to difficult road conditions and snow on the road in the winter time. To get to Lón campsite you'll drive through a summer house neighborhood and into the mountains. Very important to treat this place respectfully and pay for your stay. There is no one working there only a jar to pay for the facilities that the landowner has made, so he can service the campsite.…

Seyðisfjörður campsite is quite small. Many campsites close over the wintertime so good to make sure it's open if you are camping outside high season.…

In Hvalnes you have an amazing view of the mighty mountain Eystrahorn, which is rising above the farm of Hvalnes. The mountains are made of Gabbro and Granophyre. Gabbro is a phaneritic, mafic intrusive igneous rock formed from the slow cooling of magnesium-rich and iron-rich magma into holocrystalline mass deep beneath the earth's surface.  Slow-cooling, coarse-grained gabbro is chemically equivalent to rapid-cooling, fine-grained basalt. Much of the Earth's oceanic crust is made of gabbro, formed at mid-ocean ridges. Granophyre is a subvolcanic rock that contains quartz and alkali feldspar in characteristic angular intergrowths Note that the farm is built in the same shape as…

Seyðisfjörður swimming pool is an old indoor pool and only open at certain hours, I would recommend taking a bath in Egilsstaðir before going to Seyðisfjörður…

Hvalnesskriður is one of the scariest parts of the ring road a road lying along the east coast. Steep road lying just above the open ocean. The road has though been improved a lot in the last few years and is always getting better. On a rainy day, you can expect some loose rock to fall from the hillside on to the road. In the middle of this road, there is a nice viewpoint over the coastline. Makes a great Instagram picture.…

Eskifjörður is my favorite town in the east because they have the best ski resort in Iceland in my opinion. The ski resort is a little bit out of town and up the mountain, it's called Oddsskarð if you want to check it out. Another reason to go to Eskifjörður is that they have the best swimming pool in the east fjord. In Eskifjörður you also find a museum about fishing and some beautiful old house along the harbor. Really nice little town.…

Stapavík is a beautiful place to stop and enjoy the view of the coastline and a great photography spot. Always be careful of the ocean on beachfront like this. Never go to close the power of the ocean is very strong and has taken many lives. It is possible sometimes in the summer with a 4x4 car to drive the old road along the coastline. Just make sure never to drive off-road, off-road driving is strictly forbidden in Iceland.…

Bragðavellir is a farm in the east of Iceland. At the beginning of the 20th century, two Roman coins were found in Bragðavellir, some people say that this might give us an idea of a people traveling in Iceland way before it was settled.  Bragðavellir is not only a farm, but they also have a restaurant in the barn, a really cool place along with some cottages to sleep in.…

Snæfellsstofa visitor center is the center for the east territory of Vatnajökull National park. Snæfellsstofa visitor center opened in June 2010 and is the first BREEAM certified building in Iceland. The center also has an interesting exhibition about the circle and forming of nature and in the visitor center, you can get information about the area, wildlife, and nature. …

Egilsstaðir has been building up fast in the past years and in the town there live about 2500 people. The town is known as the main shopping and cultural place for the east fjords. Egilsstaðir is one of few places which does not have access to the sea, the town stands inland close to the 3rd largest lake in Iceland called Lagarfljótið it is 35 kilometers long and 114 meters deep. The myth says that there is a huge worm named Lagarfljótsormur. The story is traced back to 1345 a young girl got a golden ring for a gift, she was told that if she would put a worm with the ring into the box the ring, the gold would grow bigger. After few days the box was on the edge of bursting due to the growing …
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