Situated in the secluded beauty of Iceland’s East Fjords, Breidalsvik offers adventurous spirits a refreshing escape along the road less traveled. Surrounded by majestic mountains and black sand seascapes, you feel at one with nature. Hike along ancient volcanos, pick berries in enchanting Jórvíkurskógur Forest, or track herds of wild reindeer – all without seeing another soul. We invite you to experience our genuine small-town hospitality, fresh regional cuisine, and authentic local color found on every corner.
Some of the loveliest scenery lies inland from the town, in the spectacular valley of Breiðdalur (its name means ‘Wide Valley’). This is the longest and widest of the valleys in East Iceland, and it’s surrounded by majestic mountains rising to over 1000 meters on both sides. The impressive Breiðdalsá river, well known for salmon fishing, winds its way scenically across the valley basin to the sea. Breiðdalur makes a wonderful place for exploration and activity, from hiking to horse-riding. There are waterfalls and small forests to discover, and colorful rhyolite peaks to admire. Local guides can help you explore hard-to-reach places and let you in on local secrets.