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East Iceland

East Iceland covers a varied region of broad river valleys, boggy plateaus surrounding the mighty Vatnajökull icecap, and a dramatically compressed coastline forming the East Fjords. The main centres are Egilsstaðir on the shores of forested Lake Lögurinn and Höfn, a springboard for the main Vatnajökull National Park. Visiting smaller communities such as Vopnafjörður, Bakkagerði and Seyðisfjörður (with its international ferry) provides an insight into the daily life here, while rewarding side-trips include a visit to Papey island or the remote Kárahnjúkar hydro dam.

1. Egilsstaðir

Just east of the elongated Lake Lögurinn, Egilsstaðir ...

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