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Top 35 Egilsstadir Tours

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About Egilsstadir Tours

Egilsstadir is the largest settlement in Iceland’s east, with a population of just over 2,000 people. Tours from here allow you to easily explore the East Fjords, the northern part of the Vatnajokull National Park, and features such as Iceland’s largest forest, Hallormsstadur, and its tallest freestanding mountain, Mount Snaefell.

1. How far is Egilsstadir from Reykjavik?

A: Egilsstadir is a 644 km (400 mi) drive from Reykjavik, meaning about eight hours without stops.

2. Do any planes fly from Reykjavik to Egilsstadir?

Yes, flights depart from Reykjavik Domestic Airport and their duration is one hour.

3. Is Egilsstadir on the Ring Road?


4. What facilities does Egilsstadir have?

Egilsstadir, while small, is a modern town with all amenities needed for travellers, such as supermarkets, gas stations, car rentals, accommodations and entertaining sites.

5. How far is Egilsstadir from Akureyri?

Egilsstadir is a 266 km (165 mi) drive from Akureyri, taking three and a half hours without stops

6. Do planes fly from Akureyri to Egilsstadir?

There are no regular direct flights between those two towns. You would have to fly to Reykjavik Domestic Airport and change flights there.

7. What is there to see in Egilsstadir?

The town itself has a small public park called Tjarnagardurinn, where you can stroll or play frisbee golf. Many available hiking routes go from the town to the surrounding nature. The old farmstead Husey boasts wildlife such as reindeer and seals, where horse riding tours operate regularly. Hallormsstadarskogur is Iceland’s largest forest with numerous hiking trails, and right by it there is Atlavik Cove, where in summer you can rent boats or camp.

8. Does Egilsstadir have a geothermal swimming pool?

Yes, at the Egilsstadir Sports Centre there is an outdoor swimming pool with two hot tubs, a kid’s pool, a slide and dressing rooms. 

9. What activities are available in Egilsstadir?

The town has a golf course, a swimming pool, a skiing area, horse rentals, bike rentals and numerous hiking routes going to the incredible nature of East Iceland.

10. Are there any restaurants in Egilsstadir?

Yes, there are several restaurants, cafés and shops in Egilsstadir.

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