– EAST ICELAND –
Silfurberg is perfectly located to discover everything East Iceland has to offer. East Iceland is known for its pristine, beautiful nature, rich history and culture. The weather is usually relatively mild, with many very warm days each summer.
On the site www.east.is you can find information on interesting attractions in East Iceland. Whether you want to explore the highlands, Vatnajökull glacier, volcanoes, black sand beaches, fishing villages, waterfalls, hot springs, cultural centers, historic places, nature preserves, environmentally friendly sources of electrical power, go bird watching, horseback riding, kayaking, fresh water fishing or anything else, all year round, East Iceland always has something unique and special to offer.
Among popular destinations are Hallormsstaður (Iceland’s largest forest) Hengifoss waterfall, Skriðuklaustur, Petra’s Stone museum, Breiðdalur, Papey island, Djúpivogur and Sænautasel.
East Iceland is particularly fascinating for those interested in geology. The Geology Center in Breiðdalsvík is an information and education center for Icelandic geology. It is built on Dr. George Walker’s legacy. Dr. Walker was the first geologist to research and map the strata of East Iceland in a systematic way. More information can be found on: www.breiddalssetur.is. East Iceland also offers a few stone museums, with impressive collections of semiprecious stones. Petra’s Stone Collection in Stöðvarfjörður is one of the biggest stone collections in the world.
The outdoors enthusiast has many things to choose from in East Iceland. Shorter and longer hiking trails either in forested areas or in the mountains, boating, kayaking, seabird watching, horseback riding, fresh water fishing, reindeer hunting, ptarmigan and wild goose hunting, golfing, bathing in natural pools or in the Icelandic swimming pools, to name a few.
Towns and Villages in East Iceland:
Borgarfjörður eystri (www.borgarfjordureystri.is )
Breiðdalsvík (www.breiddalur.is )
Egilsstaðir (www.fljotsdalsherad.is )
Eskifjörður (www.fjardabyggd.is/eskifjordur )
Fáskrúðsfjörður (www.fjardabyggd.is/faskrudsfjordur )
Fljótsdalshérað (www.fljotsdalsherad.is )
Mjóifjörður (www.fjardabyggd.is/mjoifjordur )
Neskaupsstaður (www.fjardabyggd.is/neskaupsstadur )
Reyðarfjörður (www.fjardabyggd.is/reydarfjordur )
Seyðisfjörður (www.visitseydisfjordur.com )
Stöðvarfjörður (www.fjardabyggd.is/stodvarfjordur )
Vopnafjörður (www.vopnafjardarhreppur.is )
Höfn í Hornafirði and Vatnajökull are not far away in the South and Dimmuborgir, Ásbyrgi, Mývatn and beautiful surroundings in the North.