The East Fjords cover a 120km stretch of eastern Iceland’s twisted coastline between Borgarfjörður Eystri in the north and southern Berufjörður, with many of the fjords – none of which is particularly large – sporting small villages, mostly given over to fishing. The fjord scenery can be vivid, particularly in summer, with the villages sitting between flat blue sea and steep, steel-grey mountains, their peaks dusted in snow and lower slopes covered in greenery and flowers. Aside from scenery and puffins at Borgarfjörður Eystri, highlights include Seyðisfjörður, for its Norwegian-style wooden houses and international ferry, and, right at the fjords’ southern end, the tiny island of Papey, which can be visited on a day-trip from Djúpivogur.

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