When you are traveling the Ring Road in the Eastern Region Iceland, you should take some time to visit some, if not all of the beautiful and charming fishing villages on the shore.  Each and every village has their distinct history and uniqueness and are a good place to stop and take a rest.  All have good, but different camping sites and accommodations and many have interesting museums and exciting adventures. 

The charming and beautiful fishing villages in the Eastern Region

Understandably most of our visitors in Iceland come here to see the natural wonders, waterfalls, hot springs, glacier lagoons, and other fascinating attractions. This requires a lot of traveling around the country, either in your own vehicle, a rent a car, with a tour operator or on a bus. One of the interesting things many visitors forget when organizing a trip to Iceland is to take the time to visit some of the highly attractive towns and villages around the coastline.

There are villages with a fascinating history like Fáskrúðsfjörður and Bíldudalur

In the whole Westfjord region you will find around 12 villages.  To visit all of them you need to drive a kind of circle, the Westfjord drive. If you also want to visit the tiny village Djúpavík at Strandir you need to take the Strandir road trip.  Since most of the West Fjords is a large plateau, in an uninhabitable altitude, all of the towns and villages are located on the shore.  The location of the towns and villages is also, because of the enormously fertile fishing grounds in the fjords, out by the shore. All of the towns and villages have convenient accommodation, a camping site, a gas station, a convenience store, a restaurant or a café, a swimming pool and some form of recreational activity, museums, and tours.  In the Westfjords, you will also find some of the most spectacular landscape in Iceland.  High and steep mountains that tower above you when driving the circle on the shoreline. 

Hit Iceland is an information webpage about Iceland. The web page covers information regarding Iceland, towns and villages, places and people, that might be of interest to people around the world who want to travel to see many of our natural wonders.