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Raufarhofn (Raufarhöfn) Fishing Village
Raufarhofn (Raufarhöfn) Fishing Village

No marker available. Raufarhöfn, Iceland, Raufarhöfn

With just under 200 inhabitants Raufarhofn is one of the smallest and most remote fishing villages in Iceland. It has suffered from depopulation because of changing trends in the fishing industry and...



Vopnafjordur (Vopnafjörður)
Vopnafjordur (Vopnafjörður)

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Vopnafjörður is a small fishing village on a peninsula in a fjord of the same name. Interestingly, the name means the ‘fjord of weapons’, dating back to 9th Century settlement times, as most place nam...



Hengifoss Waterfall
Hengifoss Waterfall

No marker available. Iceland, Egilsstaðir

Hengifoss at 118 m in height is the third highest waterfall in Iceland and is on the west shore of Lagarfljot, near the southern tip of the lake. From the car park, there’s a trail to the waterfall, a...



Saenautasel (Sænautasel)
Saenautasel (Sænautasel)

No marker available. Modhrudalur, Iceland, Modhrudalur

About 26 km east of the bridge over the river Jokulsa a Fjollum, you can take an interesting detour on Modrudalsleid, road 901. If you are approaching from the east, you join road 901 at the other end...



Seydisfjordur (Seyðisfjörður) A Picturesque Fjord Town
Seydisfjordur (Seyðisfjörður) A Picturesque Fjord Town

No marker available. Seydisfjordur, Iceland, Seydisfjordur

Characterful Seydisfjordur, located by the fjord of the same name, is accessed by a spectacular drive over Fjardarheidi heath, once a hazardous journey but today taking just half an hour on a good roa...



Borgarfjordur Eystri (Borgarfjörður Eystri)
Borgarfjordur Eystri (Borgarfjörður Eystri)

No marker available. Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland, Borgarfjörður Eystri

This remote and peaceful village is located in the most northerly part of the East Fjords. It is accessed from Egilsstaðir on road 94, but check the road conditions before setting off as early or late...



Holmanes (Hólmanes) Nature Reserve
Holmanes (Hólmanes) Nature Reserve

No marker available. Holmanes, Iceland, Reyðarfjörður

Home to numerous bird species Holmanes is a scenic nature reserve on a headland on the north shore of Reydarfjordur. Enjoy the views over the fjord as you walk down towards the shore from the car park...



Reydarfjordur (Reyðarfjörður) Town
Reydarfjordur (Reyðarfjörður) Town

No marker available. , Reyðarfjörður

At 30km in length, Reydarfjordur is the longest of the East Fjords. Originally a trading post, good harbor facilities allowed a thriving fishing industry to develop.  You'll find a shopping center, ba...



Eskifjordur (Eskifjörður) Village
Eskifjordur (Eskifjörður) Village

No marker available. Eskifjörður, Iceland, Eskifjörður

Eskifjordur began to develop when Norwegians started fishing herring off the east coast in 1870. The herring boom of the 1960s and 1970s brought further prosperity and many seasonal workers flocked to...



Neskaupstadur (Neskaupstaður) Town
Neskaupstadur (Neskaupstaður) Town

No marker available. Neskaupstadur, Iceland, Neskaupstaður

Neskaupstadur, a community of 1500 inhabitants, began to develop in the late 19th century, its port servicing a growing fishing industry. The fledgling town had no road access as the ring of high moun...