Egilstaðir

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Highlights from the Place

Egilstaðir (GPS 65°15’44.77″N  14°23’51.61″W) is located in east Iceland by the river Lagarfljót. It has a  population of 2300 people. The distance from Reykjavík is 634 km ( 393 miles ). Egilstaðir is a service center for the east coast of Iceland as well as farming in the area. The largest airport outside the capital area is in Egilstaðir.

Accommodation

A list of hotels, guesthouses, camping can be found at: (http://tjalda.is/en/egilsstadir/). Most of the accommodation is located in the town center close to all the main shops and services.

Services and leisure

Services and leisure activities include restaurants , coffee shops, bank , auto repair , jeep tours, ATV tours, horseback tours, swimming pool, 9-hole golf course and guided hiking tours. Also check out the East Iceland Heritage Museum: http://www.minjasafn.is/english

More information about Egilstaðir: http://www.visitegilsstadir.is/en/things-to-see

Note : About 38 km from Egilstaðir, one can enjoy two very beautiful waterfalls, Hengifoss, and Litlanesfoss. Videos of these waterfalls are available on our website.

Annual Festival

Ormsteiti In the middle of August every year, the festival Ormsteiti takes place and lasts for 10 days. It is named after Lagarfljóts Worm, an Icelandic lake monster purported to live in Lagarfljót, a lake by the town of Egilstaðir. The activity programme includes a song competition, outdoor markets, bread making competitions , golf tournament and much more.

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Geothermal areas

Guðrúnarlaug

Guðrúnarlaug Pool Located in North West Iceland and named after Guðrún Ósvífursdóttir, the heroine of the best-known of the Icelandic Sagas, Laxdæla Saga. The pool

Villages

Patreksfjörður

Patreksfjörður is located in the Westfjords (GPS 65.597079, -24.002243). It is a small village in a fjord of the same name.It is situated along the

Natural attractions

Gígjökull

Gígjökull Glacier Located in South Iceland, Gigjökull is one of two glaciers that descend from the main Eyjafjallajokull Ice cap. Eyjafjallajökull is the fifth largest