A walk in the woods is considered a real treat in Iceland, with only about 1% of the island covered by a forest. Eyjolfsstadir farm is a part of forestry program, where more than 120 hectares (1.200.000 m2) of forest has been planted since 1990. It also has one of the old and original Birch forests, that for half a century the Iceland Forest Service (Skógrækt Ríkisins) has been planting as well as preserving the old forest. There you'll find great hiking trails and a magnificent view over to the Lake Lagarfljót.
Egilsstadir Swimming Pool
The swimming pool at Egilsstadir is a great place to relax and get a good workout. An outdoor swimming pool with hot tubs and a water slide, located at the center of town.
Hengifoss is the third highest waterfall in Iceland, 128 meters. It is located in Hengifossá in Fljótsdalshreppur, East Iceland. It is surrounded by basaltic strata with thin, red layers of clay between the basaltic layers.
Icelandic Wilderness Center
The Wilderness Center is an authentic and peaceful hideaway, located right by the edge of Northern Europe’s biggest wilderness. At the Wilderness Center our guests experience the spirit of the past through a variety of services: unique accommodation, local food, exhibitions, horse riding and hiking, day tours, escorted tours and tailor-made tours.
Historical site with the ruins of a 16th century monastery. Cultural Centre in home of the writer Gunnar Gunnarsson, built in 1939. Exhibitions and personal guided tours every day in summer.
Snæfellsstofa - Visitor centre
Visitor and Information Centre for the eastern territory of Vatnajökull National Park. Exhibition about nature and life in the highlands, multimedia and educational activities for children. Souvenir shop on site. Free admission.