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Four quirky, fun and beautiful places to visit in East Iceland

Hengifoss Yeah alright, we are starting with the obvious one. But if we are going to be blogging about things to do and see in East Iceland we have to include Hengifoss to be taken seriously. Hengifoss is Icelands second highest waterfall and arguably East Icelands...

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We hope you are as excited to reading it as we are to bring it to you. Our mission with this blog is simple. East Iceland is our home and although it is a little of the beaten path, we feel that it is quite special. In this blog we want to share with you our passion...

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Iceland’s highest mountain

Iceland’s highest freestanding mountain is Mt. Snæfell. This king of Icelandic mountains stands 1833 meters tall or just over six thousand feet. It is actually a volcano and it is debated whether or not it should be classified as an active volcano.

Only in the East

There are a few things you only find in East Iceland and not the rest of the country. The flower bluebell is only native to East Iceland and so are the reindeer that we are so very proud of.

Second highest waterfall

East Icelands arguably biggest attraction is the country’s second highest waterfall, Hengifoss. It is so fabulous that it even has its own website.

Myths and legends

Iceland is a country of myths and legends and we love to tell stories. The only difference between the stories in East Iceland and the rest of the country is that ours are all true.

Lost in an Icelandic forest?

An old Icelandic joke goes, what do you do if you get lost in an Icelandic forest? Well, you simply stand up. Having said that, the largest forest in Iceland is Hallormsstaðaskógur just outside Egilsstaðir. And it’s not enough to stand up if you get lost.

Sun pancakes

Many of the fjords in East Iceland are surrounded by tall mountains that block the low winter sun from reaching them for weeks and months in the winter. In East Iceland it became tradition to celebrate the return of the sun with pancakes. The tradition of sun pancakes is still honored in many households in East Iceland.

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Tanni Travel

Tanni Travel
Strandgötu 14
735 Eskifjörður

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Hjá Marlín

Hjá Marlín
Vallargerði 9
730 Reyðarfjörður

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Hótel Framtíð

Hótel Framtíð
Vogalandi 4
765 Djúpivogur

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Kaffihúsið Eskifirði

Kaffihúsið Eskifirði
Strandgata 10
735 Eskifirði

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Auroras

Auroras
Hafnargötu 7
750 Fáskrúðsfjörður

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Mjóeyri

Mjóeyri
Strandgötu 120
735 Eskifjörður

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Laugarfell

Laugarfell
Laugarfellsskála
701 Egilsstaðir

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Skorrahestar

Skorrahestar
Skorrastað 4
740 Neskaupstaður

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Kaffi Sumarlína

Kaffi Sumarlína
Búðavegur 59
750 Fáskrúðsfjörður

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Hótel Bláfell

Hótel Bláfell
Sólvöllum 14
760 Breiðdalsvík

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Klausturkaffi

Klausturkaffi
Skriðuklaustri
701 Egilsstaðir

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East Highlanders

East Highlanders
Hallormsstað
701 Egilsstaðir

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Vallanes

Vallanes
701 Egilsstaðir

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Havarí

Havarí
Karlsstöðum
765 Djúpivogur

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Álfacafé

Álfacafé
Iðngörðum
720 Borgarfjörður eystri

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I can’t say enough wonderful things about our dinner with the locals, Svanhvit and Agnar. We got to enjoy dining in their cozy home and asking all kinds of questions about Icelandic daily life, stuff you can’t learn from guide books. They also got to learn about us. The food was delicious, especially the plokkfiskur (hearty fish gratin) and the most divine layered dessert made with cookies, Skyr, whipped cream and jam! I strongly recommend Meet the Locals as a fun way to meet and spend time with some Icelanders.

Kristine Stevens Beeco | Savannah, USA

Svanhvít and Agnar prepared for us traditional Icelandic dishes – plokkfiskur (fish stew) and the desert skyrkaka (Skyrcake), both of them were extremely delicious! Good food was complemented with interesting stories from Icelandic family’s life.We liked this dinner very much, because we felt the spirit of Icelandic family and heard about their jobs, daily life, traditions and habits.

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