Atlavik

Atlavik

In Hallormsstaðaskógur lies the inlet of Atlavík, beautifully situated on the shores of Lagarfljótriver. There used to be a popular camping area. As it has no electricity, most of the campers nowadays choose the newer and more modern camping in Höfðavík which leaves...
Golf

Golf

There is one golfcourse in Egilsstaðir run by the local golfclub. The course is a par 70 with one par-5 lane, six par-4 lanes and two par-3 lanes. ADDITIONAL INFO Tel: +354 894...
Tjarnargarðurinn park

Tjarnargarðurinn park

Tjarnargarðurinn is a lush park in the heart of Egilsstaðir with beautiful woodland. Its name is derived from the pond that it surrounds. It is a nice place to relax, enjoy the weather, play or have a picnic. The Frisbee golfcourt is found in this recreationa area....
Cross country skiing rental

Cross country skiing rental

Gistihúsið – Lake Hotel Egilsstadir has cross country skis for rent. In co-operation with the local cross country skiing club Snæhéri, one can access the track laid close to the hotel, also in Selskógur – wood on the edge of Egilsstaðir town and in by the...
Frisbee

Frisbee

The Frisbee golf in Tjarnagarðurinn in Egilsstaðir has six stations and is open for everyone to enjoy. At the entrance (By the museum) there is a sign with a map of the park and locations of the stations. Click for a map. ADDITIONAL INFO Tel: 4700750 ...
Examples of the local poetry

Examples of the local poetry

Examples of the local poetry  As you pass through the villages of Egilsstaðirand Fellabær you may notice, on selected walls and windows, examples of local poetry. This custom first started in 2008 when the love poems of renowned local poet Páll Ólafsson (1827-1905)...
Egilsstaðastofa Visitor Center

Egilsstaðastofa Visitor Center

Egilsstaðastofa Visitor Center is located at Egilsstaðir campsite.It provides information about travelling in the Egilsstaðir area and about the available services.We have the answer to various questions about East Iceland .We also offer coffee, cold drinks, ice...
Horse riding tours around Egilsstaðir

Horse riding tours around Egilsstaðir

Horse riding tours around Egilsstaðir  There are a few tour operators and travel agencies that plan riding tours. These tours are from a few hours to multi-day tours and are usually for more experienced riders ADDITIONAL INFO Wilderness Center Denni and Arna have been...
Bike rental

Bike rental

Bike rental at Egilsstaðastofa by Egilsstaðir camping site. Do you want to take a stroll around town or even bike to Hallormsstaður?Many paths accessible for biking in Egilsstaðir region.Ask staff for a map when renting the bike. Fun fact:The cycle contest Tour De...
Vatnajökull National Park

Vatnajökull National Park

Vatnajökull National Park was established in 2008. It includes the national parks in Skaftafell (est. 1967) and Jökulsárgljúfur (est. 1973) along with the Vatnajökull ice cap itself and extensive areas around it.A map showing the park’s boundaries (last update July...
The turf houses of Hjarðarhagi farm

The turf houses of Hjarðarhagi farm

The turf houses of Hjarðarhagi farmFor centuries the outhouses of Hjarðarhagi were in a cluster of six buildings, most of them still in use until the 1970’s. Today, the two old sheephouses are the only ones still standing, the others were demolished in the 1970’s to...
Galtastaðir Fram

Galtastaðir Fram

The old farm of Galtastaðir Fram is a well-preserved farmhouse from the 19th century. It is a showcase of a special form of house-making, named after the farm and was built in a different way than was customary in other parts of the country. Inhabited until 1967 the...
Skessugarður

Skessugarður

Skessugarður – the Rampart of the Giantess is a natural phenomenon in East-Iceland, which has been called one of the most amazing natural formations in the country. It was formed by an ice-age glacier, Brúarjökull. It is a large arche-shaped moraine and consists...
Ysti Rjúkandi waterfall

Ysti Rjúkandi waterfall

Rjúkandi is one of the few major waterfalls on the north side of Iceland which can be seen directly from the Ring Road. The falls descend the steep valley of Jökuldalur carved by the Jökulsá a Brú river. The stream which the falls occur along, the Ysta-Rjúkandi, is...
Aðalból in Hrafnkelsdal

Aðalból in Hrafnkelsdal

The story of Hrafnkell Freysgoði takes place in East Iceland and is one of the Icelander‘s Sagas. The story tells of the struggles between chieftains and farmers in East Iceland in the 10th century. The main character is Hrafnkell Freysgoði, who was a influential...
11 top things to see around  Egilsstaðir

11 top things to see around Egilsstaðir

11. Hallormsstaðaskogur National Park Hallormsstaðaskógur is Iceland’s first national forest and has been preserved since 1905. The area is a famous for its pleasant hiking trails, wildlife and collection of tree species. As trees only cover approx. 2% of...
Móðir Jörð

Móðir Jörð

Móðir Jörð  Móðir Jörð  specializes in growing grain, organic barley in particular. Barley has played a part in Icelandic culinary history ever since Iceland’s settlement in the 9th century.  For a few centuries it was forgotten but it has recently started to make its...
Geirsstaðakirkja

Geirsstaðakirkja

There is a beautiful little turf church named Geirsstaðakirkja situated on the farmland of Litli Bakki. The construction is a recent remake of a church that had been built there a thousand years ago, the ruins of which were unearthed during excavation. The church is...
Kjarvalshvammur

Kjarvalshvammur

Kjarvalshvammur is a peaceful little haven, located at road 94 beside the Selfljót river south of Ketilsstaðir farm in Hjaltastaðaþinghá. There is a small cabin and a boathouse both of which belonged to Iceland‘s master painter Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1889 – 1972)....
Memory of Vilhjalmur Silver Man

Memory of Vilhjalmur Silver Man

The Sport Stadium in Egilsstaðir is called Vilhjálmsvöllur after Vilhjálmur Einarsson (5. June 1934 – 28. Dec. 2019)  who was a track and field athlete and a triple-jump silver medalist at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. Vilhjálmur set a new Olympic...
Slaughterhouse Culture Center

Slaughterhouse Culture Center

Menningarmiðstöð Fljótsdalshéraðs was founded in 2005 and is one of four culture centers in East Iceland with an emphasis on theater and dance.MMF, as the center is called, offers all kinds of artistic experiences, lectures, workshops, performances, exhibitions and...
Selskógur forest

Selskógur forest

Selskógur forest lies alongside the beautiful Eyvindará in Egilsstaðir.  The forest has great woodchip trails where you can take both shorter or longer, peaceful walks through the forest, go on a picnic, take your evening jog or play with the kids.  Get a free copy of...
Valthjofsstadarkirkja

Valthjofsstadarkirkja

This church belongs to the Valthjofstadur benefice in the Mula deanery. During the catholic period, the churches there were dedicated to the Holy Virgin. The present church was made of concrete, consecrated in 1966 and seats 95 people. Its chalice and one of the...
45 minutes beer tour At Askur Taproom Microbrewery

45 minutes beer tour At Askur Taproom Microbrewery

Askur Taproom is a Taproom located in the brewery “Austri Brugghús” in Egilsstaðir. We offer a good variety of local craft beer and beer flights, along with quality coffee and good cocktails. At Askur Taproom you can book a tour around the brewery for...
Laugarfell

Laugarfell

Laugarfell is located in the eastern part of the Icelandic Highlands, a bit north from Mount Snæfell. There are only two km.from the road that leads to Kárahnjúkar to the hostel and it is the only part of road that is not paved. In the summer there is good access...
Snæfell

Snæfell

Snæfell (N64°47.846-W15°33.631) // 6 hrs. Snæfell is one of Egilsstaðir’s Pearls, which refers to 30 stunning hiking trails in the region surrounding Egilsstaðir. Mt. Snæfell, which at 1,833 m is the highest mountain in Iceland that is not enclosed by glacier and has...
Laugarvalladalur valley

Laugarvalladalur valley

Laugarvalladalur is a green oasis west of river Jökulsá á Dal some 20 km. north of dam Kárahnjúkar. A geothermal creek streams through the green meadows and invites guests to take a bath or a shower where the creek turns into a waterfall where the stream runs into the...
The Pearls of Egilsstaðir Area

The Pearls of Egilsstaðir Area

Egilsstaðir’s Hiking Treasures represent 30 most stunning locations in the area. They are also known as “The Pearls of Egilsstaðir Area”. The Local Touring Club in Fljótsdalshérað has contributed most of the effort in marking the trails and publishing of the maps...
Vatnajökull National Park

Vatnajökull National Park

The visitor centre at Skriduklaustur is the information centre for the east territory of Vatnajökull National park. The visitor centre opened in June 2010 and is the first BREEAM certified building in Iceland. The centre also has an interesting exhibition on the area...
Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant

Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant

Karahnjukavirkjun is a Hydropower plant in Eastern Iceland, designed to 4600 GWh annually to serve Alcoa’s aluminium smelter east of Reydarfjordur in Northeast Iceland.  The Karahnjukar plant takes its energy from the dam at Jokulsa a Dal/Bru glacier river and...
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