Discovering Iceland’s Eastern Fjords

After exploring Iceland’s south coast we started our drive up towards Iceland’s Eastern Fjords. This was day 4 – 5 of our Iceland roadtrip itinerary, and we were planning to camp around Seyðisfjörður. I will show you why later.

Iceland’s Eastern Fjords: On the road to Egilsstaðir

It was a 3 hour drive from Jokulsarlon to Seyðisfjörður through Iceland’s eastern fjords. It was absolutely stunning, with the mountains and black sand beaches. Our first stop was Höfn where we refueled and grabbed some groceries and then it was a long drive through the fjords and very small towns with views like these.

Iceland's Eastern Fjords

Hit with more rain along the eastern fjords

Iceland's Eastern Fjords

A quick break in the rain for more pictures

Honestly though, there were a lot of sheep and farms on this drive and not a whole lot of anything else but it was beautiful. We even spotted some reindeer which can only be found in Iceland’s eastern fjords. The sun came out here and there along the drive and eventually we got tired of weaving through the fjords. Google maps decided to take us on a short cut, road 939. This is were we found a look out and were given this amazing view.

Iceland's Eastern Fjords

A hidden waterfall along road 939

Continuing up this road in the clouds was quite a scary ride. We had very limited visibility which made us go very slowly through the fog. This is why we ended up having to camp in Egilsstaðir. The road had slowed us down so much it was almost dark when we reached our campsite. This campsite was definitely our favourite though, showers and toilets! We had nice hot showers and an awesome dinner and slept soundly.

Seyðisfjörður to Myvatn

The next morning Seyðisfjörður was still a must do on my list. We woke up early and drove 40 minutes out to check it out. You see, I had found a photo on Instagram of this adorably iconic little church that I needed to find.

Iceland's Eastern Fjords Seyðisfjörður

And you can see why. Isn’t it cute?

From Seyðisfjörður, we were driving up North to the Myvatn area. So we left this adorable little town and started our 2 and a half hour trek up north. We stopped to take in the view looking out towards Egilsstaðir and continued on our way.

Icland's Eastern Fjords

Jason standing on top of the world

This 2 and a half hour drive was like driving through some weird kind of desert with what looked like volcanoes everywhere. It was a weird and uneventful landscape, but still very unique and interesting. It stayed this way until we reach Myvatn.

Iceland's Eastern Fjords

Have we landed on the moon?

11 Comments

  • Courtney Jones October 28, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    I SO need to get to Iceland! That little church in Seyðisfjörður is basically the cutest thing ever – the blue against the background is stunning! Totally worth the drive to check it out!

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    • Stace October 28, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      I know. I saw one pic and decided I had to get my own shot! 😍 its adorable

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  • Allison October 29, 2016 at 12:58 am

    What a great road trip. Pity you had so much rain! I would have sought that church out too. It’s adorable!

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  • Sara Essop October 29, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Wow, I had no idea that Iceland was so beautiful. And that church is too cute. Although I’m afraid that I may feel too cold there because I’m used to a warm climate.

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    • Stace October 29, 2016 at 8:08 am

      Girl I feel ya! Im from Barbados and it was chilly eapecially with the rain but when the sun was out it was really pleasant!

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  • Christina October 29, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Iceland seems to be a real hotspot at the moment. I know so many people who have been there. It has such moody artistic-looking landscapes and beautiful waterfalls .

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  • Star Lengas October 29, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Next we’re in Europe, Iceland is at the top of my list! It looks like a peaceful place to visit and super scenic! Love the rainbow path to the church.

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  • Lydia@LifeUntraveled October 29, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Thank you for sharing another great post on Iceland! Love the rainbow path to the church!

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  • Janine Good October 29, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    That church is so unique and quaint. I love the pathway leading up to it. It is a shame that the weather wasn’t the greatest, but Iceland’s beauty continues to shine.

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  • Vicki Louise October 29, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Iceland has such an incredible landscape – and your pictures capture it perfectly – even if the weather wasn’t the greatest! And that rainbow path to the church is very cool!

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  • Deni October 29, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Every time I see a photo from Iceland, it just convinces me more and more that I need to go. Those first photos from Höfn reminded me of my trip to Cape Breton- that foggy coastline is simply breathtaking in photos, so I can’t even imagine how beautiful it must have been in person! And that little church in Seyðisfjörður is far too adorable. I will definitely have to keep your post in mind when I plan a trip to Iceland (because that needs to happen ASAP)!

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