Of course the East

When you look at the numbers, whether from the Tourism Office or the Road Administration, two parts of the country are left out in terms of tourism in Iceland, Vestfirðir and Austfirðir. Of course, it is far to travel to the east or west. Keflavík International Airport, where 99% of tourists arrive, and the capital Reykjavík are far away. Six hours west to Ísafjörður by car, about 12 hours to the east. Here are some pictures, samples from the east, pictures taken in the last few years. The east has much to offer, countless possibilities, incredibly strong nature, tranquility and a climate that is much milder than in the south and west, where the majority of visitors that come to Iceland see and experience. Have a good trip.

Eskifjörður in the middle of the east

Streams by Snæfell

Héraðsflói, where two of the east’s biggest rivers flow, Jökulsá á Dal and Lagarfljót

The only part of Iceland where you can find reindeer is in the east

The swimming pool in Neskaupsstaður

Herðubreið seen from Möðrudalur

Sheep by Búlandstindur in Berufjörður

Photographs & text: Páll Stefánsson
Reykjavík 28/05/2023 : A7RIII, A7R IV, RX1R II : FE 1.2/50mm, 2.0/35mmz, FE 1.4/85mm GM, FE 2.8/100mm GM