Attractions

Top Choice Farm in Lagarfljót

Wilderness Center

This brilliant attraction opened in 2016 and defies easy classification. It's a remote farm that offers museum exhibits, unique accommodation, local food, horse-riding and hiking trails, and the opportunity for tail…
Top Choice Waterfall in Lagarfljót

Hengifoss

Crossing the bridge across Lagarfljót on Rte 931, you’ll reach the parking area for lovely Hengifoss, Iceland’s second-highest waterfall. The falls plummet 128m into a photogenic brown-and-red-striped boulder-strewn…
Museum in Skriðuklaustur

Skriðuklaustur

Skriðuklaustur is the site of both an excavated, late-15th-century monastery and the photogenic home of an Icelandic author feted by the Third Reich. The unusual black-and-white turf-roofed building was built in 193…
Viewpoint in Eastern Highlands

Kárahnjúkar Dam

A scenic 60km drive from the Rte 910 turn-off takes you to the Kárahnjúkar dam and Hálslón reservoir, where information boards and viewing areas allow you to appreciate this vast feat of engineering, as well as obse…
Historic Site in Eastern Highlands

Aðalból

Rte F923 (off Rte 910, for 4WDs only) leads you to the valley of Hrafnkelsdalur, full of sites relating to Hrafnkell’s Saga. The remote farm Aðalból was the home of the saga’s hero, Hrafnkell Freysgoði, and his buri…
Museum in Egilsstaðir

Minjasafn Austurlands

Egilsstaðir’s cultural museum has sweet but unremarkable displays focusing on the region's history, and includes exhibits detailing the wild reindeer of the east.
Viewpoint in Egilsstaðir

Viewpoint

Take a stroll up to the Hringsjá viewpoint from Fénaðarklöpp, for panoramas over the town and surrounds.