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Djúpivogur is at the tip of a peninsula 103km (64 miles) northeast of Höfn. Proceeding further northeast, three more villages lie in this southern third of the Eastfjords, each with its own fjord or bay: Breiðdalsvík, Stöðvarfjörður, and Fáskrúðsfjörður. Tourism slackens off east of Höfn, and, after Djúpivogur, the coast is bypassed by the direct route to Egilsstaðir and the north.

Anyone passing this way, however, should not skip the Eastfjords entirely. On a road trip from the south, the scenery enters yet another glorious phase. The Eastfjords are steeper and less convoluted than the Westfjords, and each fjord has a kind of singular grandeur.

While activities are limited, you can spend a day or two hiking, horseback riding, or sea angling, with perhaps a visit to Papey island or Petra's mineral museum.