The East Iceland Heritage Museum / Minjasafn Austurlands


Reindeer in East Iceland
The East is the only part of Iceland where you will find wild reindeer. They contribute to the unique nature and are strongly connected to the region’s history and culture. The focus of the exhibition is on the reindeer’s nature, characteristics and survival, as well as reindeer hunting and how reindeer products have been used in fashion design and handcraft.

A self-sufficient entity
On display are items from the historical old rural community of East Iceland that lasted until the mid-20th century. Some items relate their practical roles in everyday life, while others bear witness to the fact that life was not only about basic survival, but also about creating beautiful things for decoration and pleasure.



Opening hours:


Every day: 10:00-18:00

September – May

Tuesday – Friday: 11:00-16:00

Admission fee:

Adults (18 years old and older): 1.500 ISK per person.

Children (17 years old and younger): Free.

Seniors and disabled: 1.000 ISK


20% discount for those who will stay overnight in Egilsstaðir region. 


Minjasafn Austurlands 


Laufskógar 1 • 700 Egilsstaðir • 471 1412