The area around Melrakkaslétta has always had a interesting appeal to us when we try to travel far from the busyest tourist areas in Iceland. We have been traveling for two weeks in the area and it is quite different from the busy south coast. Around Kópasker, Raufarhöfn and Vopnafjörður the traffic is minimal.
Rauðinúpur near Núpskatla has always been one of our favorite locations in the east. The main attractions are the birds, the landscape and the unspoiled nature of the area. We had a great evening there in a beautiful weather where we cooked cod in curry in our traveling kitchen. There is something nostalgic about cooking when hiking in nature. The scenery did add to the taste of the great meal.