Although the landscape, natural wonders, geology, and geography are among the main attractions in Iceland, adventure tours, museums and other interesting things to do also play a role. In all of the regions in Iceland, you will find interesting tours related to hiking or adventure connected to interesting local things like an island, an old volcano, an ice cave, and a seal colony. Or like you can find at Stöðvarfjörður fjord and village in the East Region, a stunning stone and mineral museum. So even though you catch a bad weather that prevents you from seeing some of the things you intended, you can always find something interesting to do. Even in all the towns and villages in Iceland, you will find a swimming pool, often with a warm Jacuzzi.
Petra´s Stone and Mineral museum
When in the Eastern Region you should not miss the fabulous and unique museum at Stöðvarfjörður. If you are traveling the Ring Road, the location is quite convenient as the parking lot and the museum are on each side of the road leading through the small village of Stöðvarfjörður. The museum is not only remarkable for its items but also because of the story behind it; a story of a young girl in a remote fjord and village in Iceland, which started to collect rocks and stones when she discovered the variety and beauty of the stones in the landscape around her farm. Petra´s collection is a wonderland set in a beautiful garden in her old house, maintained by her children and family. The museum/collection is a beautiful place to stop, especially when you have children traveling on a family tour.
Petra´s museum and collections is one of the treasures of the Eastern Region in Iceland
During summer and into the autumn all the way into October the Eastern Region is a great place to visit. It is more difficult during winter although some of the fjords, like Fáskrúðsfjörður, is one of the best places in the country to view the Northern Light. But as we recommend in out Ring Road tour you should not take the mountain roads Breiðdalsheiði or Öxi to Egilsstaðir but preferably drive the fjords. Most of the time the road is much better and far more attractive. You can also stop at the many wonderful fishing towns along the way and even discover more museums, adventures and interesting things to do.