Welcome to East Iceland


Away from the convoluted coast, the country’s longest lake stretches southwest from Egilsstaðir, its shores lined with perfect diversions. Further inland are the forgotten farms, fells and reindeer-roamed heathlands of the empty east, and Snæfell, one of Iceland’s prime peaks.

Ring Road motorists often simply overnight in Egilsstaðir then speed out of the east. Lunacy! The east's spectacular fjords, scenic hiking trails, fascinating geology and friendly villages are some of Iceland's unsung treasures.


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$167 Day Trips & Excursions

Ice Cave Tour of Europe's Largest Glacier

Glacier Trips offers this amazing opportunity to experience an ice cave in the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull. If you want to capture/photograph the blue crystal colors of the ice, this is a tour that we recommend for you.The tour can take 2.5 to 5 hours depending on location and weather. All the ice caves are naturally made so it is the nature that decides how they are shaped and where they are located. Safety is our priority. We always choose the best Ice cave for every trip, the drive and the walk to the ice cave can there for be different between days.

$210.04 Outdoor Activities

Ice Cave Adventure from Hali

In this tour you will experience a unique ice cave in the wonders of Vatnajökull glacier, Europe's largest ice cap. The tour is intended for those who want to visit an ice cave, get great photo opportunities and an unforgettable experience. The tour can take between 2,5 – 5 hours. The meeting point is at Hali Country Hotel, 13 km east of Jökulsárlón. The tour, guided by a local guide, will take you through the region’s history from settlement until today.Each autumn, we go for an ice cave hunt to use for adventures during the coming winter. Ice caves are formed by Mother Nature and therefore weather dependent. Some caves have to have temperature below zero, or no rainy days before our visit.In this tour we visit one ice cave and we always choose the best cave available according to safety and weather condition. This will affect both driving and walking time of the tour. Driving to the location can take 25-45 minutes and the walk to the ice cave can take from 5 to 60 minutes. You should have in mind that the walking is always in the pure Icelandic nature on gravel and rough terrain.

$81.77 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Tour from Hofn - Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach & Secret Glacier

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Glacier Lagoon - Jokulsarlon, Jokulsarlon, East RegionBe mesmerised by the giant floating ice bergs in the lagoon that falls from the largest glacier in Europe. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Vatnajokull Glacier, Vatnajokull National Park, East RegionGet up-close and personal with the largest glacier in Europe as you go on a hike onto the glacier.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Diamond Beach, Jokulsarlon, East RegionBe sparkled by the thousands of "Diamonds" littering the black sand beach.Duration: 30 minutes

$970.12 Outdoor Activities

Day Trip - Blue Ice Cave Exploration (with return flight from Reykjavik)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productGet up-close and personal with the largest glacier in Europe. Go in search of the Blue Ice Cave which forms naturally every winter.Duration: 3 hoursLocation: Vatnajokull Glacier, Vatnajokull National Park, East RegionBe mesmerised by the gigantic floating ice bergs on the lagoon.Duration: 30 minutesLocation: Jokulsarlon Lagoon, Jokulsarlon, East RegionBe sparkled by the diamonds litter on the beach.Duration: 30 minutesLocation: Diamond Beach, Jokulsarlon, East Region

$188.34 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Blue Ice Cave Exploration

Visit: Vatnajokull Glacier, Vatnajokull National Park, East RegionGet up-close and personal with the largest glacier in Europe. Go on a hike in search of the Blue Ice Cave which forms naturally every winter.

$328.45 Kid Friendly

VIP Tour on Super Jeep - Day Tour from Höfn - The Eastfjords

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Eggin i Gledivik, Djupivogur, East RegionWalk along the shore lined by 34 huge granite eggs which represent the eggs of each of the nesting birds in this area, many of which are migrating birds, flying over to Iceland from far away to lay their eggs in Iceland.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Sveinsstekksfoss, Djupivogur, East RegionGreat waterfalls with blue hued water, and a hidden waterfall nearby.Duration: 1 hour