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The East of Iceland is the one place which is not overrun with tourists....yet. PIC hilmartj

The East of Iceland is the one place which is not overrun with tourists….yet. PIC hilmartj

Team Total Iceland believes in preparing and then preparing before final preparing when it comes to organized tours. Why, you may ask and the answer is that we don´t do ordinary and that means we make the extra effort most companies do not.

 

In Iceland, celebrating days of darkness

Darkness descends on Iceland for real and in the  East the people celebrate. PIC Sopia Louise

Darkness descends on Iceland for real and in the East the people celebrate. PIC Sopia Louise

The month of November in Iceland is usually the time when winter stops making fleeting threats of visiting and actually settles down with ice, snow and serious darkness in its wake.

 

So how does the Black Forest of Iceland measure up?

Once in awhile the Black Forest comes alive with music and everyone´s invited. PIC svartiskogur

Once in awhile the Black Forest comes alive with music and everyone´s invited. PIC svartiskogur

Well traveled individuals know the drill. More often than not the very best places to lay one´s hat for a night are found by pure accident and not through some fancy colorful brochures or websites.

 

Possibly the very best hiking area in Iceland

One of many awesome bays of eastern Iceland. PIC she_who_must

One of many awesome bays of eastern Iceland. PIC she_who_must

A major problem of writing any serious guide to Iceland is the fact that as soon as one wants to specifically recommend one place for your enjoyment the writer gets into trouble.

 

Mowing the roof and then some in Iceland

Long and winding road around the most famous river in Iceland. PIC Michael Sacharewicz

Long and winding road around the most famous river in Iceland. PIC Michael Sacharewicz

Hate taking rigid tours abroad in large groups with absolutely no leeway for nothing? Then this trip might be up your alley should you find yourself visiting the East of Iceland.

 

Eastern Iceland like a local

East of Iceland is the least visited part of the country which means more tranquility, more space and time and much less hassle. PIC Meironke

East of Iceland is the least visited part of the country which means more tranquility, more space and time and much less hassle. PIC Meironke

Read all the guidebooks as you want. Then read all the online stuff you can find.

 

Midnight yoga in the kingdom of Hidden Peoples in Iceland

Finding peace and tranquility is getting harder and harder in this world. PIC Bods

Finding peace and tranquility is getting harder and harder in this world. PIC Bods

Picture this: Absolute peace and quiet apart from birds singing and fish jumping. Stillness like you have never experienced before. Pure nature in all directions for miles.

 

The Loch Ness of Iceland

This guy not waiting for Godot but the Lagarfljot river monster. PIC Ernie Trölf

This guy not waiting for Godot but the Lagarfljot river monster. PIC Ernie Trölf

In the area known as Fljotsdalsherad, say that out loud, in Iceland not a generation has grown up without hearing the large tales of the Lagarfljot river monster.

 

In the East of Iceland a view to die for

Picturesque is it not? Snaefell mountain in early spring. PIC Tom Olliver

Picturesque is it not? Snaefell mountain in early spring. PIC Tom Olliver

As we have covered before the least visited part of Iceland is the East of the country. Which is both a good thing and bad. The good is that unlike popular places elsewhere great sites here are not overwhelmed with people and noise and whatnot.

 

Now, why would you want to visit Eskifjordur in Iceland?

A small cruise ship anchored in Iceland. Many places here offer the tourist absolutely nothing and Eskifjordur is one of them. PIC von flankenstein

A small cruise ship anchored in Iceland. Many places here offer the tourist absolutely nothing and Eskifjordur is one of them. PIC von flankenstein

The authorities in the tiny village of Eskifjordur on the East coast of Iceland are delirious these days as yesterday marked the very first time a cruise ship ever visited its harbor.

 

The longest valley in Iceland overlooked by most

The glacial river Jokuldalsa has been tamed by Karahnjukadam but is still pretty scare as it flows along deep canyon for a long stretch of Jokuldalur valley.

The glacial river Jokuldalsa has been tamed by Karahnjukar dam but is still pretty scary as it flows along deep canyon for a long stretch of Jokuldalur valley.

Of all the people traveling around Iceland on the Ring Road almost no one ever decides to take a break in the longest inhabited valley in Iceland, the Jokuldalur valley in the East.

 

In a remote valley in Iceland a weird surprise

Nowhere else in Iceland will you come upon such a building as Skriduklaustur. Remarkably remote too. PIC silkeybeto

Nowhere else in Iceland will you come upon such a building as Skriduklaustur. Remarkably remote too. PIC silkeybeto

You don´t have to travel around Iceland for a long time before realizing that the more things change the more they stay the same.

 

The Lagarfljot river monster in Iceland

The glacial Lagarfljot river in the East of Iceland holds the most terrifying monster in the whole of the country. Here pictured bathed in the Northern lights. PIC Frida mín

You do not have to go far in Iceland to hear about elves, trolls and many other strange creatures lurking about here and there.

 

East of Iceland

A symbol of the East of Iceland. The Snaefell glacier mountain is the easternmost part of Vatnajokull glacier which is the largest one in Europe. A singularly beautiful mountain and popular for hikes in summertime. PIC Bodvar Eggertsson

Visitors to Iceland can be forgiven if they believe the most majestic things to see here are all conveniently very close to the capital Reykjavik.