Iceland’s east coast is home to the country’s largest forest, steep and rugged mountains, green and lush farmlands and a lot of beautiful narrow fjords and islands. Fishing villages and small seaside communities border the coast, each with their own characteristics and charm. In the southeast, the Vatnajökull Glacier meets you as an imposing and spectacular sight.
In the summer months, the east of Iceland becomes a creative hub for artists and young people from around Iceland and abroad, as a variety of music and art festivals have been popping up and expanding steadily in recent years. The East is also home to a lot of culturally and historically significant places.