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About Egilsstadir Tours

Egilsstaðir is the largest settlement in East Iceland, with a population of just over 2,000 people. Egilsstaðir tours allow you to explore a wide number of attractions, including the Eastfjords, the northern section of Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland’s largest forest, Hallormsstaðaskógur, and the country's tallest freestanding mountain, Mt. Snæfell.

1. What is there to see in Egilsstadir?

The town boasts a small public park, Tjarnargarðurinn, perfect for a leisurely stroll or a game of Frisbee-golf. The old farmstead, Húsey, holds incredible wildlife, such as reindeer and seals, and horse riding tours operate regularly from this area. There are also many hiking routes that leave from the town into the surrounding nature, such as Hallormsstaðaskógur, Iceland’s largest forest. Right by the forest, one can find Atlavík cove, where, in summer, you can rent boats or camp.

2. What activities are available in Egilsstadir?

The town has a golf course, a swimming pool, horse rentals, bike rentals and numerous hiking routes around East Iceland's incredible nature.

3. How far is Egilsstadir from Reykjavik?

Egilsstaðir is a 644 km (400 mi) drive from Reykjavík, meaning about an eight hour journey without stops.

4. How far is Egilsstadir from Akureyri?

Egilsstaðir is a 266 km (165 mi) drive from Akureyri. The journey will take approximately three and a half hours without stops.

5. Do any planes fly from Reykjavik to Egilsstadir?

Yes, flights depart daily from Reykjavík Domestic Airport. The duration of the flight is approximately one hour.

6. Are there flights from Akureyri to Egilsstadir?

There are no regular direct flights between Akureyri and Egilsstaðir.

7. Is Egilsstadir on the Ring Road?

Yes, you can access Egilsstaðir by the Ring Road. 

8. What facilities does Egilsstadir have?

Egilsstaðir is a modern town with a number of facilities, including supermarkets, a swimming pool, gas stations, car rentals, accommodation, shopping and cafes.

9. Does Egilsstadir have a geothermal pool?

Yes, the Egilsstaðir Sports Centre holds an outdoor swimming pool, two hot tubs, a kid’s pool, a slide and dressing rooms.

10. Are there any restaurants in Egilsstadir?

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

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