You need a weekend-break and you've already visited all regions in Ireland like Shannon and Cork, which are nearby? By plane you're able to arrive Iceland in a few time.
The small north west European country of Iceland is also commonly known as country of ice and fire. Its capital is Reykjavik and it boasts a number of active volcanoes. The whole country is beautiful and well worth a visit but Eastern Iceland is something very special. East Iceland boasts some of the most astounding natural beauties in the world, ranging from glaciers to sea, from valleys of forests with lush vegetation to barren sand fields. You will also come across many big and exciting towns, geothermal pools and a host of other attractions and rent an Eastern Iceland Cottage or Eastern Iceland holiday rentals for your holidays.
Eastern Iceland - The best destination for outdoor holidays
You can enjoy swimming and fish for salmon; go for long hikes in the mountains and spend your time spotting birds. The food in Eastern Iceland is simply exquisite. You can spot Icelandic reindeers roaming the in wild. You can satisfy your craving for hiking, as this part of Iceland is known as a paradise for hiking enthusiasts. You can go hike to isolated areas or take a short hiking route through a valley rich with lush vegetation, or even over open sands and along the wonderful sea beaches. Accommodation here is also not a problem as you can easily rent a Northern Iceland Cottage .This area is also well known for deep fjords and the Skaftafell National Park, a park which has the highest growing birch trees, is located here.
Untouched nature and volcanos - Don't miss to explore it
Vatnajokull, which is the largest glacier in Europe is located here in east Iceland. In the northern part of the glacier you can see a mixture of two most dominant forces of nature which is the fire and the glacial ice, as it has the most active volcano of Iceland. Another wonder is the Mount Bulandstindur which is a pyramid shaped basaltic mountain rising up to an amazing 6,130 feet. Some towns and villages like the Breiddalsvik, Djupivogur, Bakkagardi and Egilsstadir are very popular places in Eastern Iceland. You can find many Eastern Iceland Holiday Rentals or Eastern Iceland cottage in these towns. Some of the very interesting artifacts are found in this part of Iceland. This includes the famous 1000 years old Vikings’ gravesite and the silver remnants.
You're still asking yourself, which is the right destination for your weekend-break? It doesn't matter, if you go by ferry, by car or by plane - these destinations you can reach easily: