Things to do and see


Extensive and beautiful nature that constantly surprises one, a culture of hospitality, fascinating diversity, and history that encourages people to look to the past.

We encourage you to download two apps into your smartphone. These apps offer audio guides of Vopnafjörður. Pocket Guide leads you by car around Vopnafjörður.  Wapp includes hiking tours, either on trails in the village of Vopnafjörður or out in the countryside. Click on the pictures below to upload the apps.



Hiking path in a diverse landscape, rocks, cliffs, birds, black and white beaches.

Skjólfjörur - Ljósastapi

Hiking path down to the beach. Rocks, cliffs, birds and beautiful stones

Bustarfell Museum

Museum, turfhouse, Iceland's history

Jeep trips - Day tours

Day trips with locals around the Northeast

Highland farms

Hiking between abandoned highland farms

Highland- and abandoned farms in Selárdalur

Marked farms out in the middle of nowhere

Waterfall at Gljúfursá - Hiking along Drangsnes

Beautiful high waterfall and observation outlook, plus a hiking path along the sea coast.


Exquisite view

East Iceland Emigration Center

We tell the story of East Iceland emigrants and offer genealogical services

Þverárgil, hikingpath

Hiking path, colorful rhyolite, amazing view, magnificent canyon

Viewpoint - Lónin

Hiking, beautiful view, information on signs

Swimming pool in Selárdal

Outside swimming pool with an extraordinary view


Hiking path from Hofsárdalur to Vesturárdalur.


Hiking path with a great view

Between the valleys

Hiking path from Sunnudalur to Hofsárdalur


Hiking path to an abandoned farm in Sunnudalur


Hiking path up to Krossavíkurfjall

Golf - Skálavöllur

Golf course that challenges you and has a unique view

Old Lava Line

Hiking path just above the village of Vopnafjörður

Sandvík - Black beach

Family paradise made by nature


Romantic hiking path, easy

Walk around Vopnafjordur

Marked hiking trail around Vopnafjörður´s village

A visit to eider duck farmers

Learn about eider down-cleaning and eider nesting area

Old houses in the village

History recap of some old houses

Author Gunnar Gunnarsson

Monument to the second of Iceland´s literary giants, writer Gunnar Gunnarsson who lived in Vopnafjörður

The Saga of Vopnafjöður

The saga of Vopnafjörður is one of the Icelandic Sagas.

Fishing with a Rod

Fishing in Vopnafjörður