East Iceland

Rockhounds will love the display of zeolites at this farm, now a natural monument and nature reserve 5km northwest of Djúpivogur. It's renowned for its zeolite crystals, and the caretaker can open the small museum here on request (it's best to contact him beforehand). The farm has also developed short walking trails around its coast, good for a leg-stretch and birdwatching.

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Nearby East Iceland attractions

1. Eggin í Gleðivík

1.79 MILES

Walk or drive down to the waterfront behind Langabúð and follow the road west to reach this intriguing public artwork: 34 oversized eggs along the jetty,…

2. Bones, Sticks & Stones

1.95 MILES

En route to the jetty you’ll pass this quirky sculpture garden full of mineral rocks, bones and assorted flotsam and jetsam.

3. Langabúð Museum

2.24 MILES

Djúpivogur's oldest building is the long, bright-red Langabúð, a harbourside log warehouse dating from 1790. It now houses a cafe and an unusual local…

4. JFS Handcraft & Stone Garden

2.41 MILES

A small place with a big reputation thanks to its owner. Jón is a welcoming local character with a great stonework collection; he makes beautiful…

5. Flögufoss

9.84 MILES

From Rte 966 take the turn-off to Flögufoss, a 60m-high waterfall (19km west of Breiðdalsvík), if you feel like a scenic leg-stretch.

6. Öxi Pass (Route 939)

10.21 MILES

At the head of Berufjörður, the 19km Öxi mountain pass (Rte 939) offers a summer short cut to drivers en route to or from Egilsstaðir. The pass cuts about…

7. Breiðdalssetur

12.74 MILES

Breiðdalssetur is a small local museum and research centre with exhibits on regional geology and history. At the time of research it was only open to…

8. Steinasafn Petru

17.61 MILES

The wondrous assemblage at Petra's Stone Collection was a lifelong labour of love for Petra Sveinsdóttir (1922–2012). Inside her house, stones and…