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Iceland Ring Road Adventure: Day 3 - Fjords!

Day 3: we drove from Höfn to Egilsstaðir in East Iceland, with a stop in Djúpivogur and an additional detour off the Ring Road around some of the fjords to Fáskruðsfjörður (the "French" town) and Eskifjörður. As we badly needed to recharge our batteries after our glacier challenge of Day 2, driving through the East Fjords provided a welcome sense of calm and relaxation.

We gave ourselves plenty of time to navigate the winding road and stop off at various roadside vista points, where we enjoyed some mind-blowing landscapes. Our scenery today included dramatic cliffs, dark beaches, colourful lighthouses, fishing villages and snowy mountains with razor sharp peaks – some that look like something out of Lord of the Rings.

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The great thing about driving in Iceland is that you can pull off the Ring Road just about anywhere and take an amazing picture!

Also? REINDEER! We were really lucky to see a few herds of wild reindeer, and doing our best Sir David Attenborough impressions, we tried sneaking up on a herd in a field with our 55 - 250mm Canon zoom lens. Below is the result – let us remind you that we‘re travel specialists and not professional photographers. (But we're trying to expand our skills.)

wild reindeer

Finally, we firmly believe that a successful travel day in Iceland should include a dip in a hot tub. This is perhaps the most important piece of advice you‘ll read all day.

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The "boat-bath" hot tub at Mjóeyri in Eskifjörður. Best use ever of an old motor boat! And that view...wow.

This week, 28 October - 1 November, we're out on the Ring Road, the 1,332 kilometre main highway around Iceland. Follow our pics live on Instagram @nordicvisitor

Stay tuned for more updates, or catch up on our journey below:

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Post by: Jessica

When not writing about Northern European tourist attractions, Jessica Bowe is busy daydreaming about her next trip or scouring Instagram for travel inspiration. Originally from Wisconsin (USA), she's lived in Iceland since 2008 and has since become fully immersed in Eurovision mania and Scandinavian coffee culture.

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Getting there

We'd love to give you the same amazing travel experiences as you read about in our blog! To visit the destinations and attractions mentioned in this post - and to discover a few new highlights along the way, check out these recommended Nordic Visitor tours.

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