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Egilsstaðir (Iceland)

Practical information on Egilsstaðir

  • Encounters with locals
  • Countryside
  • Lake
  • Waterfall
  • Festivals
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
165 ml from Akureyri by car or bus
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Egilsstaðir

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

A pleasant town and a base from which to explore the surroundings, including Iceland's only forest!

My suggestion:
Do not limit yourself to just the town itself but discover the surroundings.
My review

Egilsstadir is the large town in the Eastern part of the country even if it does not have more than 4 000 inhabitants! I like Egilsstadir as my closest Icelandic friends live over there, but, aside from this, it is especially pleasant to go on a car itinerary down route 931 which runs alongside Lake Lagarfljót located not far from there.

From Egilsstadir, I like to go for a walkin the main Icelandic forest, walking up to the beautiful Hengifoss waterfall and stopping at the museum dedicated to the writer Gunnar Gunnarsson where I watch the progress of the archeological excavation of a 15th century monastery. It generally takes me at least 1/2 a day to do all this. 

If you want to go farther, do not hesitate to visit the very charming small village of Seyðisfjörður which is enclosed within the fjord. 

Tours and travel ideas Egilsstaðir

  • Highlights
Summer road trip for families
Length 12 days Approx. $1,860
  • Highlights
The great Icelandic road trip
Length 14 days Approx. $4,090
  • Highlights
Road trip along the ring road
Length 10 days Approx. $1,730
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