Southeast Iceland

Heinabergsjökull is 8km off the Ring Road on a gravel road (signposted not far east of Guesthouse Skálafell). Brilliant summertime kayaking trips operate on the icy lagoon here, called Heinabergslón. The trips are operated by IceGuide, a company based at Flatey.

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1. Flatey Farm

4.24 MILES

The Flatey dairy farm (also known as Flatey á Mýrum) lies almost exactly halfway between Jökulsárlón and Höfn and is hard to miss as you drive along – the…

2. Fláajökull

4.57 MILES

Fláajökull is 8km off the Ring Road on a gravel road (signposted just east of Hólmur guesthouse) that leads to a small car park with pit toilet. A…

3. Hoffellsjökull

12.06 MILES

From the Hoffell guesthouse, a signed, 4km gravel road leads to Hoffellsjökull glacier tongue, calving into a small lake. There are some good short walks…

4. Gamlabúð

15.07 MILES

The 1864 warehouse that once served as the regional folk museum has been moved from the outskirts of town to a prime position on the Höfn harbourfront. It…

5. Seamen's Monument

15.13 MILES

This monument stands on Ósland, the bird-filled promontory south of the harbour. Head here for good walks and views.

6. Þórbergssetur

15.17 MILES

This cleverly crafted museum (its inspired exterior looks like a shelf of books) pays tribute to the most famous son of this sparsely populated region –…

7. Diamond Beach

23.07 MILES

At the Jökulsá river mouth you’ll see ice boulders and bergs resting photogenically on the black-sand beach as part of their final journey out to sea…

8. Fjallsárlón

28.45 MILES

A sign off the Ring Road indicates Fjallsárlón – this is an easily accessible glacier lagoon, where icebergs calve from Fjallsjökull. There are Zodiac…