What to see and do

Hálsaskógur

Hálsaskógur

Hálsaskógur is in Búlandsnes, a short distance west of Djúpivogur. The forest area is very nice and there are signs providing information about the forest, such as the tree species, as well as tables and benches. There are footpaths going through the planted forest...

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Djúpavogskörin

Djúpavogskörin

Djúpavogskörin is a nice geothermal hot tub just south of Djúpivogur town. A borehole provides hot water and some locals put up two tubs for people to relax and enjoy the lovely view of the surrounding fjord. Please make sure to keep it clean and leave no trace...

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Langabúð cafe

Langabúð cafe

Langabúð cafe is in the oldest building in Djupivogur, dating back to 1790. The cafe offers a wide variety of homemade goods such as soups, bread with salmon and smoked lamb, cappuccino, espresso, latte, and delicious cakes. The menu has a variety of vegan and...

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The Eggs – Eggin í Gleðivík

The Eggs – Eggin í Gleðivík

The Eggs of Merry Bay are an art piece by the respected Icelandic artist Sigurður Guðmundsson. The piece represents 34 eggs from species of birds that nest within the Djúpivogur area. The biggest one is the Red throated diver which is the signature bird of the town....

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Black sands

Black sands

Black sands Just outside the airport in Djúpivogur are the Black Sands. It is a natural pearl complete with unique birdlife. The area offers a wide range of outdoor activities for the whole family and does especially well with bird enthusiasts.

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Teigarhorn

Teigarhorn

Teigarhorn, close to Djúpivogur, is known for remarkable geological formations and interesting history of industry and culture. Teigarhorn is a nature reserve, and part of it is a natural monument. There is year-round ranger at Teigarhorn, and development work in the...

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Rolling Snowball

Rolling Snowball

Rolling Snowball – is held in a former fishmeal plant in Gleðivík and exhibit the works of contemporary international artists through the cooperation of Djupivogur municipality and the Chinese- European Art Centre. Opan from mid Jul. to mid Aug.

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Bóndavarðan

Bóndavarðan

Bóndavarðan – The farmers ‘cairn, stands high on the ridge just seawards of the village. The view from Bóndavarðan cairn is great! It may have been first erected by farmers keeping watch towards the sea after a severe raid by North African pirates in 1627. There is a...

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Tankurinn

Tankurinn

Tankurinn is an old fish oil tank that has been reformed into an exhibition space for art and music. It is always open and whether there is an installation there when you visit, or not, you should at least go inside and enjoy the marvelous reverb.

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Búlandstindur

Búlandstindur

Búlandstindur is a 1069-meter-high basalt mountain in Djúpivogur district and is believed to be about 8 million years old. Búlandstindur is generally considered to be one of the most beautiful mountains in Iceland. It is the king of our community’s magnificent...

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Æðasteinn lighthouse

Æðasteinn lighthouse

Æðasteinn lighthouse - a pretty structure, a little way inland from the Gleðivík Eggs. Walking distance from the Tankur. It’s a nice place worth to visit during the walk.  

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Activities

Walk around the Village

Walk around the Village

Take a walk around the village and view our beautiful antique buildings e.g. one of Iceland's oldest trading stores, Langabúð (1790), which now contains three museums and a pleasant coffee house, Geysir (1900), now home to the municipal offices, and the pretty Hótel...

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Visit Museums

Visit Museums

Visit some of our museums and collections. Auðunn's stone collection 14 has a unique assortment of cut East Iceland rocks and minerals, Bones Stick & Stones 2 exhibits a collection minerals, zeolites, sculptures, skeletons as well as handmade souvenirs, JFS arts...

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Birdwatching

Birdwatching

The Bulandsnes peninsula is particularly suitable for birdwatching, with a wide variety of trails through habitats frequented by numerous avian species. 

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Swimming pool

Swimming pool

Take a swim in the modern pool or relax in the hotpots Opening hours : Summer season (1 June- 31 August):Open every day from 07:00 to 20:30Weekends from 10:00 to 18:00 Winter season ( 1 Sep – 31 May):Open every day from 07:00 to 20:30Closed between 12:00 –...

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Ruins of bygone times

Ruins of bygone times

Walk landwards from the village among the ridges and low spots to view the long history of dry-stone and turf ruins.

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Short walks-hikes

Short walks-hikes

Æðasteinn lighthouse - a pretty structure a little way inland from the Gleðivík Eggs. From there you can walk onwards to the fish-drying racks (fiskihjallar) near the highway and Rakkaberg, an elf church and cliff. Hvitisandur – a beach on the north shore of...

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Hiking trails

Hiking trails

Hiking trails take you to a whole range of shores, valleys, mountains and glaciers shown on the hiking map. Please check hiking routes HERE

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What to see and do in the area

Blábjörg in Berufjörður

Blábjörg in Berufjörður

Blábjörg in Berufjörður or the blue cliffs, are a national monument by Berufjörður. Known internationally as the Berufjörður acid tuff, they are welded together of acidic ash from the explosive volcanic eruption. Their bluish green colour was acquired from chlorite in...

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Papey Island

Papey Island

Papey is the largest island in the East, approx. 2 km², therefore directly east of Hamarsfjörður and was the only island inhabited, but now deserted. There was one farm and a church from 1902, which is an outbuilding from Djúpivogur. The highest point of the island,...

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Gautavik

Gautavik

Explore: Industrial Hemp and Aquaponics: Cultivation &Camp; Educational center. Tours start every hour. Gautavik on the north shore of the Berufjordur Bay, is an inlet which was one of East Iceland’s main harbours during the first centuries of Icelandic history. A...

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Þrándarjökull

Þrándarjökull

Þrándarjökull, a glacier jewel crowning the inner ends of Hamarsdalur and Geithelladalur valleys, makes a wonderful goal for hikes grom Geithelladalur, through which most of the meltwater flows.  

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Djáknadys

Djáknadys

Is a loose burial mound (dys) on the north side of Hamarsfjordur. Legend has it that pastor and deacon of the local church met at this place and began arguing so violently that they killed each other. The deacon was buried simply by piling rocksover him on the spot...

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Sveinsstekksfoss

Sveinsstekksfoss

Sveinstekksfoss , known also as Fossárfoss is a 50 foot waterfall on the Fossá River, the last fall before it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. It is located on Route 1, Northwest of Djúpivogur. You can climb above the waterfall to see more of the Fossa river...

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Þvottá

Þvottá

Þvottá, means “washing river”, because of the first baptism in Iceland is thought to have occurred here. Late in the 900s, King Olav I of Norway sent a priest named Þangbrandur to convert Icelanders to Christianity. Þangbrandur spent his first winter in Altafjordur,...

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Stapinn

Stapinn, sea stack at Stapavik is a unique part of the stunning coast south of Alftafjordur. You can park nearby.  

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Guided tours

Lindarbrekka

Lindarbrekka

Jeep tours and guided trips in Djúpivogur area. Tel. +354 789 1776, lindarbrekkaguesthouse@gmail.com

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