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Saga Trail East

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Murders and Executions East Iceland

According to the Book of Settlements and the Sturlunga Saga, many murders,... more

FOSSA

River Fossa discharges the Corpse River Lake Once a few men were fishing for... more

HVALNES

Hvalnes is a farm and a low headland at the foot of Mt East Horn, a... more

VALLEY GEITHELLNADALUR

Valley Geithellnar and the ancient manor Geithellar were named after a cave... more

BREIDDALUR CENTRAL VOLCANO

This central volcano, decorating the landscapes of the Breiddalur Valley and... more

DVERGASTEINN

Dvergasteinn (Dwarf Boulder) is a farm on the northern side of the Seydisfiord... more

HELGUSTADIR

Helgustadir is a farm on the northern shores of the Reydarfiord Bay During... more

HAFNARNES

Hafnarnes is an abandoned fishing hamlet on the southern shores of the... more

EIDAR

Eidar is a former manor and later a primary- and secondary boarding school for... more

East Iceland Saga

Saga Trail: Fljotsdalur area ADALBOL BJARNAREY BRU... more

GROF Egilsstadir

Grof is an abandoned farm in County Eidathingha In 1729, a man murdered his... more

Farm BRU

The estate Bru, one of the largest of the country, is the innermost farm of the... more

MIDHUS

During the centuries, bridle paths between the bays Seydisfjordur and... more

FARM KLAUSTURSEL

Farm Klaustursel in the Jokuldalur Valley is a large property, formerly used as... more

BARDSNESHORN

This promontory, also called Horn, is the easternmost tip of the small Bardsnes... more

MOORLAND JOKULDALSHEIDI

This vast highland plateau lies 500-600 m above sea level and it is about 60 km... more

HAMARSDALUR

Hamarsdalur is a long and narrow valley to the west of the Hamarsfiord Bay in... more

BERUFJORDUR

Berufjordur is located between the two bays Hamarsfjordur and Breiddalsvik,... more

GAUTAVIK TRADING POST

Gautavik is a farm on the northern side of the Berufjordur Bay  It is... more

HELLISHEIDI EAST MOORLAND

Hellisheidi (current camera view) is among the highest lying (656 m), and... more

ALFHOLL ELF MOUND

This remarkable hillock is on the southwestern outskirts of the fishing hamlet... more

FAGRIHOLL

Fagriholl is a remarkable natural phenomenon close to the primitive road to the... more

Saenautasel

The farm of Sænautasel, situated up in the highland of Jökuldalsheiði, was... more

LAKES ON THE JOKULDALSHEIDI MOORLAND

MOORLAND JOKULDALSHEIDI This vast highland plateau lies 500-600 m above sea... more

NJARDVIKURSKRIDUR

There are various explanations to the background of the crucifix by the road in... more

THE NADDI LEGEND, A MONSTER STORY

During the lifetime of the children of Bjorn skafinn, the road between Njardvik... more

COVE KJOLSVIK

Kjolsvik is a small cove between Mt Glettingur and Grenmor  It is short, the... more

COVE BREIDAVIK Borgarfjordur EAST

According to "The Book of Settlements", a man named "Thordur lina" settled on... more

HOLMATINDUR

Mt Holmatindur (985m), one of the most majestic mountains of the Eastfiords,... more

BUSTARFELL

Bustarfell is a farm, situated at the foot of a synonymous mountain in the... more

Hof Church Oraefi County

  Hof is a cluster of farms in the Oraefi County During... more

Hof Church Alftafjordur

Hof is a farm and a former church site on the Alftafjordur Bay The Catholic... more

Heydalir

Heydalir is a church site and a parsonage in the Breiddalur Valley It was... more

Bakkagerdi Church

This church belongs to the Desjamyri benefice in the Muli deanery The church... more

Bjarnarey Island

About Bjarnarey Bjarnarey (Bear Island) is situated off the headland Kollumuli... more

Mt Dyrfjoll

About Dyrfjoll Mt Dyrfjoll (1136 m) marks the northernmost boundaries of the... more

Papey Island

About Papey This is the largest island off the east coast of Iceland, about 2... more

Parthus Farm

About Parthus Parthus was a sheep-cot where Part-House John and his companion... more

Mt. Sandfell

About Sandfell The rhyolite laccolith Sandfell /743m) is located south of the... more

Seley Island

About Seley Island Island Seley is a 21 m high, vegetated rocky island 4,6 km... more

Skriddalur Valley

About Skriddalur When driving to the south from Egilsstadir, people, who do... more

Skrudur Island

About Skrudur Island Skrudur rises steeply out of the sea just east of the... more

Storurd

About Storurd Storurd (Boulder Scree) is in valley Urdardalur, which is the... more

Svinaskalastekkur

About Svinaskalastekkur Svinaskalastekkur is an abandoned farm in the... more

Teigarhorn Farm

About Teigarhorn Teigarhorn is a farm in the Buland County, about 4 kilometres... more

Thvotta

About Thvotta Farm Thvotta is the southernmost farm of the Alftafjordur... more

Unaos

Unaos is the easternmost farm of the Hjaltastadur County on the estuary of... more

Valthjofsstadur Church

This ancient manor and parsonage from the 14 century is situated west of the... more

Vidfjordur

About Vidfjordur The Vidfjordur cove is the southernmost of the Nordfjordur... more

Skriduklaustur

About Skriduklaustur   This renowned, ancient manor was called Skrida... more

Lagarfljot

Lagarfljot River Lagarfljot is the second largest one in the East, about 85... more

Jokuldalur

Jokuldalur Jokuldalur (The Glacial Valley) is the longest inhabited valleys of... more

Holmatungur

About Holmatungur Holmatungur is a well vegetated area on the western side of... more

Jokulsa a Bru

Jokulsa a Bru Jokulsa a Dal, also called Jokulsá á Bru or Jokla as many... more

Lambatungnajokull

About Lambatungnajokull This glacier snout flows down into the Skyndidalur... more

Laugarvalladalur

About Laugarvalladalur This valley is one of the Bruar Valleys, mentioned... more

Bruardalir Valleys

About Bruardalir These valleys are situated in the Bruaroraefi Interior of the... more

Adalbol Farm

About Adalbol The former estate is situated in the Hrafnkell Valley, a small... more

Stodvarfjordur

This village started developing around a trading post in 1896 It is situated on... more