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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.…

Djúpivogur is a small fisherman village in Iceland. It has around 340 inhabitants and around 460 in the county. In Djúpivogur there is quite a lot of wildlife, especially birds. You can find a nice exhibition about the area in Langabúð, there are some exhibitions about local artists and people from the area. You can also drive all the way through the town and go down to the beachside which is very beautiful, there is a pin for it on the map. On the harbor, you can also find an exhibition from a local guy that made eggs from rocks that have been found in the area in the shape of the eggs of all the birds you can find in Djúpivogur.…

Egilsstaðir campsite is a really nice campsite, in the summertime, it is normally full of travellers, both Icelandic and foreigners. Especially if the weather forecast is nice, recommend staying there to socialize with others.…

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.…

Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters were formed by gas explosions when boiling lava flowed over the wetlands. The craters are a popular site for birdwatchers and are protected as a natural wetlands conservation area. There is also a beautiful pond called Stakhólstjörn, it can be fun to walk around this area.…

Varmahlíð is a small village near Skagafjörður. It has around 140 people live on the eastern slope of the hill for which the town is named (varmur=warm, hlíð=slope). Varmahlíð is on the ring road Route 1. Varmahlíð is in the middle of a flourishing agricultural area, where the Icelandic horse has been treasured for centuries. One of the main industries is horse-rearing.…
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