Great location for sightseeing in East Iceland with impressive nature all around. Places of interest include Valþjófsstaðarkirkja church, Skriðuklaustur Centre of Culture and History, waterfalls Hengifoss and Strútsfoss, forests Hallormsstaðaskógur and Ranaskógur, Snæfellsstofa with information on Vatnajökull National Park and Kárahnjúkar and Fljótsdalsstöð power plants. Possiblities for walking/hiking, reindeer watching and fishing.
Fljótsdalsgrund is an excellent place to enjoy the tranquility of the Icelandic countryside. In winter the northern lights are a common sight due to the lack of light pollution.