In the East of Iceland you can find Djúpivogur, a small harbor city with a long trading history; merchants from Hamburg where the first doing business here. Today the village has 400 400 inhabitants working on fishing and tourism, sometimes smaller cruise ships anchor here underneath the 1,000 meters high and triangle-shaped mountain Búlandstindur. Most often tourists do have an overnight stop here because of the position on the ring road.

Djúpivogur has a hotel (the Framtíð which means ‘future‘ but looks a bit old-fashioned) directly at the harbor, two restaurants, a gas station and a supermarket. What would one want more for a pitstop? The only major sight is a strange artwork called Eggin í Gleðivík – artist Sigurður Guðmundsson has created 34 copies of the eggs of local birds out of stone. They’re lined-up at the shore in the north of the city.


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