Welcome to The Eastfjords
There are some superb hiking trails, you can kayak to far-off headlands, and thousands of seabirds nest along the cliffs. In a Finest Fjord competition it would be hard to pick a winner: Borgarfjörður has ethereal rhyolite cliffs and well-organised hiking; Seyðisfjörður fosters a cheery bohemian vibe; Mjóifjörður is riddled with waterfalls; and Neskaupstaður has regular whale visitors to its fjord. You’ll just have to visit and choose your own favourite.
Stand by too for possible development in some of the smaller towns, with the recent rerouting of the Ring Road to take in Reyðarfjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður and Stöðvarfjörður.