The valleys and moors near Djúpivogur are home to Iceland
's East Fjords, with walls formed of layers of basaltic lava and bright red soil. The fjords and their ancient geological origins might remind you why Jules Verne set Journey to the Center of the Earth
here (the latest movie remake was also filmed in Iceland). A day-long drive through the Valley of the Waterfalls in East Iceland will give you panoramic fjord views and sightings of reindeer and the area's rich birdlife. Dress warmly and wear walking gear you don't mind sinking into the volcanic mud, which is common here year round.