Hotel Edda Egilsstadir is located in the welcoming town of Egilsstadir, which is affectionately referred to as the "Capital of the East" by Icelanders due to its status as the biggest city in East Iceland. The warmer climate is part of the welcome because its location near Iceland’s largest forest protects the town from any chilly winds coming from the ocean.
Location & Nearby
Hotel Edda Egilsstadir is located along Iceland's Ring Road more than seven hours by car from Reykjavik. But thanks to the city's size, with a population of 2,500, Egilsstadir counts an airport among its attributes, so you can fly here instead of driving and explore this area with Egilsstadir as your jumping-off point. Hallormsstadur Forest is 14.5 miles (23.5 kilometers) from Hotel Edda Egilsstadir, along the banks of the Lagarfljot River. The forest is an excellent place for hiking because of its well-marked trails. Also nearby, you'll find Sandy Cove in Atlavík as well as the popular Lake Lagarfljot (home to the mythical monster Lagarfljotsormurinn). To the east of Hotel Edda Egilsstadir, through the mountains on your way to Seydisfjordur fjord, is the Stafdalur Ski Station - believed to be the best place in Iceland to see the Northern Lights. This is also an excellent hiking area in the summer. Call the hotel to find out which seasonal activities are available when you plan to visit. The gorgeous area around the Gufu waterfall should also be on your list – it's just 14.5 miles (23.5 kilometers) east of the Hotel Edda Egilsstadir. This beautiful waterfall and the surrounding area are some of the most scenic in the area, and the lakes and small picturesque villages make for a good day trip. The Seydisfjordur fjord is 25.5 miles (41 kilometers) east of Hotel Edda Egilsstadir as this small town in a lovely valley has numerous places of interest. The Seydisfjordur information center will describe the valley hiking trails and the many waterfalls that line the trail. Puffins hang around the shoreline and seals rest in the small lake here. Contact the hotel for guided tours in this area.
Facilities & Amenities
Hotel Edda Egilsstadir has twin, triple and quadruple room categories with views of the Lagarfljot River. The twin and triple rooms have single beds and the quadruple room has double or twin beds. The triple and quadruple rooms are much larger with two levels separated by a spiral staircase. All rooms at the Hotel Edda Egilsstadir have a private bathroom and shower, a desk, and a closet. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. The hotel says it offers old-school hospitality as is famous at all Edda hotels. The Hotel Edda Egilsstadir's hospitality extends to its buffet breakfast, where you'll be greeted first thing in the morning with wholesome bread, oatmeal, fresh fruits, and cereal. Coffee and tea are also available. You can buy healthy Icelandic snacks at the hotel for day trips around the region. The town of Egilsstadir will have everything you’ll need for travel around the area including grocery stores, restaurants, and gas stations. You’ll also be able to step out for dancing at one of the local nightclubs in the Egilsstadir.
Why Choose Hotel Edda Egilsstadir?
Hotel Edda Egilsstadir in East Iceland is perfectly located near forests and fjords with waterfalls and ski hills in between. The variety of interesting things to see for groups traveling the east coast is amazing. Call ahead for available dates as the hotel has seasonal operating hours.