Information about Egilsstaðir

Egilsstadir is the largest town in East Iceland, with a population of 2257 people as of 2011. It is located on the banks of the river Lagarfljot in the wide valley of the fertile Fljotsdalsherad district.

Egilsstadir is the main centre for service, transportation and administration in East Iceland. 

Airport and Services

The town provides all basic services and features an airport which is mostly used for domestic flights, although some international airlines sometimes fly there. The town also boasts a college and a health centre. Egilsstadir also has an annual jazz festival that we can recommend. The town is furthermore close to many of East Iceland's and indeed Iceland's main attractions and as a centre of the area, many East Iceland tours are directed from there.  

The area of Fljotsdalsherad has many notable points of interest, whether natural, historical or cultural. Click here for further information about those.

Services near Egilsstaðir

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Attractions nearby Egilsstaðir

Fljótsdalshérað

  The Fljotsdalsherad district in East Iceland, home to East Iceland's main town, Egilsstadir, is particularly attractive and features an ab...

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Lagarfljót

Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Denkhenk Lagarfjlót is a narrow lake in the east of Iceland, also known as Lögurinn. This fea...

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Seydisfjordur

Seyðisfjörður is a town and municipality in the eastern region of Iceland, tucked into the most inner corner of the fjord that shares its...

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Kistufell

Kistufell is a mountain in north Iceland, with a highest point of 1450 metres (4757 ft). Hiking and super jeep tours run up the mountain slopes. From...

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Hallormsstaðaskógur

Hallormsstaðaskógur is Iceland's largest national forest, found in East Iceland near Egilsstaðir. The area is a famous for its plea...

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Atlavik

Located in the east of Iceland, Atlavík is a small cove in Hallormsstaðarskógur forest, on the shores of the lake Lagarfljót....

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Eskifjörður

Eskifjordur is a fishing town of roughly 1100 people in East Iceland. Along with Neskaupsstadur and Reydarfjordur it forms the municipality of Fjardab...

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Hengifoss

Photo by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. Hengifoss is a waterfall that runs from the river Hengifossá in the municipality of Fl...

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Seyðisfjörður

  Seydisfjordur is a town of around 668 people in East Iceland, innermost of the fjord of the same name. Along with natural attractions, its ann...

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Loðmundarfjörður

Loðmundarfjörður is a fjord in the northern part of the East Fjords of Iceland. The fjord sits between Seyðisfjörður and ...

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Skriðuklaustur

Skriduklaustur is a culture and learning institute in the valley of Fljotsdalur in East Iceland. It is a historical site and home to the Gunnar instit...

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Dyrfjöll

Photo from: Mt. Dyrfjöll Hiking | Day Tour Dyrfjöll is a series of mountains within a great mountain range that rests between fjord Borgarf...

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Neskaupstaður

Neskaupstadur, in the fjord Nordfjordur, is a fishing town of around 1500 people in East Iceland. It is the largest town of the municipality of Fjarda...

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Reyðarfjörður

Photo by Tristan Ferne. Wikimedia, Creative Commons.  Reyðarfjörður is a town of 1,102 people in the East Fjords of Iceland.  ...

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Borgarfjörður eystri

Borgarfjordur eystri is a fjord of about 130 people, located in East Iceland. It's main settlement is Bakkagerdi. The area is renowned for its nat...

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Fáskrúðsfjörður

Fáskrúðsfjörður (sometimes referred to as Búðir) is a coastal village in east Iceland with a population of 700 p...

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Óbyggðasetrið

Óbyggðasetrið, also known as the Wilderness Center, is a highland adventure hub which caters to those with a passion for the surroundin...

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Stöðvarfjörður

 Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Credit: Christian Bickel.  Stöðvarfjörður is a small coastal village in East Iceland, sitti...

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Breiðdalsvík

Photo above from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Christian Bickel Breiðdalsvík is a tiny hamlet in east Iceland, within the incredible val...

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Vopnafjörður

Vopnafjörður is a village and municipality situated on a wide fjord by the same name in the north-east of Iceland.  The Fjord separates...

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