Egilsstadir

Only 60 minutes flight from Reykjavik Airport in the city center

  • The largest town on Iceland's East coast
  • Home of the serpent of the river Lagarfljot, see if you can find it!
  • Visit Atlavik in the forest Hallormsstadur, where Ringo Starr spent a week-end in 1984
  • Stay the night and book a hotel in Egilsstadir
  • We offer a variety of excursions in Egilsstadir through our partners. They can be explored and booked here. (flights not included and must be purchased separately)
 
Oneway / Roundtrip

Egilsstadir is the capital of the eastern region and a gateway to the beautiful and numerous eastern fjords. Egilsstadir’s most unique characteristic is its location inland. With the rest of us living all around the coastline, we will sometimes look at the weather report and curse those red numbers at Egilsstadir knowing that their inland position will guarantee them a few precious degrees of Celsius that the rest of us just won’t get.


But no matter, we can always visit and enjoy the warmth and the endless possibilities Egilsstadir has to offer. Primarily a connection between the northern, eastern and southern parts of the country, Egilsstadir evokes a sense of freedom for road trippers. Myvatn in the north, Seydisfjordur in the east and Djupivogur to the south are all within a two-hour-drive away.


Just outside of the town you’ll find the magnificent Hengifoss (one of the tallest waterfalls in Iceland) and Hallormsstadaskogur (the largest forest in Iceland), both wonderful
examples of Iceland’s diverse nature. Plus, they have their very own monster, (eerily similar to the Loch Ness monster) residing in the Lagarfljot river.

 

We recommend checking out this website for more information about the East of Iceland