Welcome to Eastern Húnaflói
Sparsely populated and scattered with only a handful of tiny settlements, the bay of Húnaflói is rich in wildlife. It’s known as Bear Bay, named after the polar bears that have occasionally drifted on sea ice from Greenland and come ashore here. The scenery of the area is far gentler than that of the Westfjords, and the low, treeless hills provide nesting sites for rich bird life. Add some neatly manicured towns, seals, horse-riding opportunities and a cluster of museums, and there’s plenty to keep you occupied.