Beautiful tourist spots East from Glacier Adventure

Beautiful tourist spots East from Glacier Adventure, All You Need To Know.

All the tours for ‘Glacier Adventure’ start from our Base Camp in Hali, where we have our meeting point.

Glacier Adventure is a local operation close to Jökulsárlón – the famous Glacier Lagoon. We love to be surrounded by beautiful landscapes, so it’s an ideal location for our tours to start from.


Beautiful tourist spots east from Glacier Adventure


If you’ve already driven the 385 km/ 239 miles from Reykjavik. I’m sure you will have seen some beautiful sights. The ‘Golden Circle’ area is the most popular place to visit in Iceland, however, that doesn’t mean to say there aren’t more beautiful places to see.

Here are some of our favorite places you can visit as you drive east continuing around the Ring Road. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!


Now you might have already visited Jökulsárlón, the glacier lagoon, but close to Glacier Adventures base camp you’ll find another glacier lagoon, Heinabergslón.

Glacier Lagoon Heinabergslón


This lagoon is often filled with floating icebergs that have broken off from the Heinabergjökull glacier and is just as beautiful but with fewer tourists!

The Heinaberg area is a part of the Vatnajokull National Park. Within this area, there are numerous hiking trails to explore, so you have a chance to see stunning nature, including waterfalls, steep ravines, and volcanic landscapes.

Glacier Lagoon Iceland Glacier Tour


If you’re really lucky you might even spot some reindeers! 

Distance from Hali hotel: East – 25 km/ 16 miles
Drive time: 18 minutes


Haukafell is east of Fláajökull glacier, where the local forestry planted saplings in 1985. They are now well-established trees. You might have noticed that there aren’t many trees in Iceland, so we are very proud of the ones we have.  There are many hiking options for you her and a small hidden paradise. 

Glacier Outlet in South East Iceland

This is another popular outdoor area with numerous hiking trails for you to explore.

Distance from hotel: East – 44 km/ 27 miles
Drive time: 44 minutes

Hoffel Hot Springs

Time for a treat after your ‘Glacier Adventure’ tour. There is a car parking area and 5 individual hot tubs that you can hop into. Take your time and relax whilst enjoying the wonderful scenery. The price is 1000 ISK per person, so be sure to take some change with you.


Geothermal hot springs South East Iceland


Distance from Hali hotel: East – 52 km/ 32 miles
Drive time: 38 minutes


A cute little fishing town to stop and explore. There are a few restaurants and cafes to treat yourself after your day on the glacier.

Harbour in South East Iceland


Snow covered mountains South East Iceland

Höfn is known for its varied fishing catches, including langoustine – a type of lobster. If you’re lucky enough to visit in the summer, there’s a Lobster festival held each year in the town.

Red sunset in Höfn


And the local swimming pool here is particularly good. With multiple pools and even a water slide. If you’re camping it’s a perfect place to stop to take advantage of their hot showers.

Distance from hotel: East – 66 km/ 41 miles
Drive time: 50 minutes


Vesturhorn Stokksnes Black Beach and flowers


This is a stunning mountain overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and part of the headland of Stokksnes. The mountain is 454 meters/ 1,489 feet high providing a great backdrop to capture stunning photographs of this area.

Vesturhorn Stokksnes Iceland


Due to the immense power of the wind and the ocean, the spectacular lava dunes are regularly changing the landscape here. So every time you visit you can capture a new perspective.

Vesturhorn Stokksnes Iceland


Distance from Hali hotel: East – 70 km/ 43 miles
Drive time: 53 minutes

There are many more places to visit around Iceland’s Ring Road, but we hope these few beautiful spots get you started on your ongoing journey.

Road to South East Iceland


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Glacier Adventure would like to wish you safe travels on your Iceland adventure.