Austfirðir, the wild east fjords.

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Austfirðir, the wild east fjords. Reviews

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Austfirðir, the wild east fjords. Oct 10, 2010
the wild east fjords or austfirðir in icelandic is a MUST see in iceland. it is one of or probably the wildest coast that i had ever seen in europe. a spectacular sight to behold - the east fjords are mix of high sea cliffs for which migratory and native birds breed, mountains and volcanoes and to top it off, the ever tempestous north atlantic ocean pounds itself into the cliffs. the waves, the wind howling and the cry of birds are the only sound to be heard here, sometimes - random vehicles passes but it takes half hour or hours before one drives through.

the great ringroad of iceland carve its way into the cliffs. it is a dangerous drive for a driver with no experience driving into the cliff withouth any railings to protect the cars from falling off straight into the sea, but this driving experience alone can make it one of the greatest roadtrips in the world.

the journey through the east fjords begins at the little town of höfn and ends at seyðisfjörður but due to lack of time, we ended our trip to the east fjords halfway into the town of djúpivogur, nevertheless we saw as much as we can.

i highly recommend seeing austfirðir because it is another world inside iceland, there are no glaciers, geysirs - typical of iceland can be seen here but a wild coast and high sea cliffs! it is about 10 hours driving from reykjavik but if you dont have time - there is an airport in the town of höfn.
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