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.
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.
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.