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Approximately 7 Hours
Eastern Iceland is known for its spectacular landscapes and fishing villages; on this tour, you will see a bit of both.
Surrounded by beautiful mountains on one side and gently rolling hills on the other, it's hard to imagine that Reyðarfjörður was home to Iceland's second-largest Allied base during World War II and filled with British military personnel. Remnants of the old camp can still be seen above the town.
Visit the War Years Museum in Reyðarjörður. Established to show visitors what life was like during World War II, the museum's exhibits include war relics and displays that illustrate Iceland's contribution to the war effort.
Head over to the Maritime Museum in Eskifjörður. Housed in a well-preserved wooden store built in 1816, the museum is filled with boats, supplies and fishing gear and offers a realistic picture of how local fishermen made their living from the sea.
On the drive between villages, you will see some of the spectacular waterfalls and unique landscapes that characterize eastern Iceland.
Relax over lunch in an old dock house dating back to 1890, with a chance to taste some traditional Icelandic food such as shark, dried fish and, most appealing of all, Black Death schnapps! Thankfully, the lunch menu itself is more tailored to the North American palate.
It is essential that you wear warm, layered clothing in order to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion. Outer layer should be waterproof and windproof. Bring gloves, a warm hat and a scarf. Any dietary requests must be received at least 48 hours before the call at Seyðisfjörður. Parents traveling with children under the age of 3 must rent a child's car seat from the tour operator; please see the Shore Excursions team on board. You cannot use your child's car seat from home in Iceland. Suitable for guests with mobility limitations with a companion to assist. Expect to encounter loose gravel, mud paths and paved surfaces, as well as some steps and inclined surfaces.