Hotels & Accommodation in Egilsstadir

Hotels & Accommodation in Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir offers a range of great accommodations for all budgets, from cozy guesthouses to comfortable hotels. Experience a pleasant stay in this charming town in East Iceland.

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Why stay in Egilsstadir?

As the largest town in East Iceland, Egilsstadir serves as a perfect base for exploring the wonders of the Eastfjords region. Egilsstadir offers essential services, transportation connections, and a range of accommodations, including hotels. 

The town boasts an airport, making it easily accessible for travelers. Visitors can enjoy amenities like supermarkets, souvenir shops, restaurants, and a vibrant local culture with festivals like Hringras, the Orsteiti Town Festival, and a jazz festival. 

Nature lovers will be delighted by the nearby attractions, including Hallormsstadaskogur, Iceland's largest forest, and the enigmatic Lagarfjlot Lake. 

Additionally, Egilsstadir's proximity to the East Fjords and Vatnajokull National Park opens up opportunities for breathtaking landscapes, abundant wildlife, and cultural experiences in fishing villages. 

Egilsstadir offers a variety of accommodations, including budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses, providing comfortable options for travelers. You'll find cozy and affordable places in Egilsstadir that cater to different preferences and budgets.

Whether you're seeking natural beauty, cultural immersion, or a convenient stop along your journey, Egilsstadir has much to offer.

Frequently asked questions

What part of Egilsstadir should I stay in?

Most of the town's hotels and accommodations are located near the main road, so you'll have easy access to amenities and services regardless of where you stay. That said, if you're looking for a more peaceful setting, you may want to consider staying on the outskirts of town.

There are several guesthouses and cabins that offer a more secluded experience, surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the area.

Additionally, some accommodations may offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains or Lake Lagarfljot, so you may want to consider that when choosing where to stay.

What is the best hotel in Egilsstadir?

The best hotel in Egilsstadir is Hotel 1001 Nott, located on the banks of Lake Lagarfljot in East Iceland, surrounded by the largest forest in the country, Hallormsstadaskogur. Hotel 1001 Nott has a rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from over 140 travelers. Visitors especially love their delicious breakfast, outdoor hot tubs, and mountain or lake views from every modern room.

What popular attractions are close to Egilsstadir?

Stunning natural landscapes surround Egilsstadir, and it is an excellent base for exploring the Eastfjords region of Iceland.

Popular attractions in the area include the town of Seydisfjordur, Hallormsstadaskogur forest and Vatnajokull National Park.

Other notable sights include the Hengifoss waterfall, the Lagarfljot river, and the historic site of Skriduklaustur.

Visitors can also take advantage of the town's location and go hiking, skiing, fishing, or horseback riding in the nearby mountains and valleys.

What is there to do in Egilsstadir?

Egilsstadir offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy, ranging from exploring its natural surroundings to cultural experiences.

Adventurous travelers who want to try something new and enjoy friendly competition with their friends should book this Exciting 1-Hour Axe-Throwing Tour near Egilsstadir.

Visitors who want to explore East Iceland's natural attractions can take this Thrilling 7-Hour Nature Tour of Studlagil Canyon and Vok Baths from Egilsstadir or this Private 5-Hour Sightseeing Tour of Studlagil Canyon from Egilsstadir.

If you are after one of the country’s most off-beaten-track destinations, you can take this Private 5-Hour Mjoifjordur Fjord Tour Departing from Egilsstadir or Seydisfjordur.

If you want to enjoy local cuisine, Egilsstadir has several restaurants that offer traditional Icelandic dishes, including fresh seafood and lamb.

Can I book a budget accommodation in Egilsstadir?

Yes, there are plenty of good budget options for travelers in Egilsstadir, such as Eidar Hostel & Apartments, which has options of economical rooms with shared bathrooms or private Superior Double rooms.

Keep in mind that prices in Egilsstadir vary depending on the season. The summer season begins in mid-May and ends in September. If you plan to stay in Iceland outside of this period, you can count on slightly lower prices, especially if you book accommodation well in advance.

Do the hotels in Egilsstadir have their own restaurants?

Some hotels in Egilsstadir have an on-site restaurant, the best one being Gistihusid Lake Hotel which has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from over 450 reviews. The Eldhusid restaurant located at the hotel is an innovative and ambitious restaurant with fresh and local ingredients from East Iceland.

Do hotels in Egilsstadir offer free breakfast, free WiFi, and parking?

Most hotels in Egilsstadir have free parking for customers, as well as WiFi available in the lobby and rooms. Breakfast is often included in the price of the room, but it can also be offered as an additional option at an extra cost. Check the property description or contact the hotel reception to learn more.

Are there any geothermal spas near Egilsstadir?

Yes, just a short drive from Egilsstadir you can find the Vok Baths, which is a unique geothermal spa with floating infinity pools on Lake Urridavatn. Make sure to book admission to Vok Baths in advance to ensure your spot.

How long does it take to get from Reykjavik to Egilsstadir?

The distance from Reykjavik to Egilsstadir is around 400 miles (635 kilometers). The north or south routes are equally long. If you are in Iceland for the first time, we recommend spreading your drive over two or even three days. Along the way, there are plenty of attractions to experience, both on the South Coast, as well as on the route through Akureyri. To cover this distance without any stops, you need eight to nine hours in summer and about 10 to 12 hours in winter.
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