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Southeast Iceland Guide May 9-16

By Staff

  • Jökulsárlón galcial lagoon. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

Glistening icebergs and curious seals
Glacier Lagoon offers boat tours on the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon between the months of April and November. You can sail between the massive floating icebergs and, if you are lucky, catch a glimpse of curious seals bobbing around in the water. The glacial lagoon is a sight that will render you speechless—every single time. The company has been operating boat tours on the lagoon for over 25 years. It offers two different tours: an hour-long tour on an amphibian boat and a slightly shorter tour on a small, inflatable Zodiac, where you get to experience the lagoon on an entirely different level.

The Huldusteinn Stone Museum
“The swimming pool in the town of Höfn is a fun place to visit when traveling with children. There’s a football field nearby where you can run around and play. A path for cyclists and pedestrians runs along the seafront— follow that and you are destined for an exciting day at the beach. Finally, I’d suggest you visit the Huldusteinn Stone Museum.”
Recommended by Árdís Erna Halldórsdóttir, the managing director of the Vatnajökull Information Center

A center dedicated to the great author Þórbergur Þórðarson
Þórbergssetrið is a cultural center, museum, and restaurant that celebrates one of Iceland‘s most beloved authors, Þórbergur Þórðarson, whose innovative and eccentric works are often said to be Iceland’s first modernist literature. Þórbergur was born in 1888 and raised on the farm Hali in the Austur-Skaftafell district. The exhibition takes the visitor on an interesting informational journey through the life and works of Þórbergur.
The museum is open daily from 9 AM until 8 PM, all year round.

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