Egilsstaðir

  • Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland
    Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland
  • Egilsstaðir has a flora of good service
    Egilsstaðir has a flora of good service
  • Egilsstaðirhas good accommodation and hotels
    Egilsstaðirhas good accommodation and hotels
  • In recent years home development has been on the rise
    In recent years home development has been on the rise
  • Due to tourism development has also been growing in hotels and service
    Due to tourism development has also been growing in hotels and service
  • Most of the homes are single family houses
    Most of the homes are single family houses
  • The church is a landmark in Egilsstaðir
    The church is a landmark in Egilsstaðir
  • The municipality offers excellent service to its residents
    The municipality offers excellent service to its residents
  • The oldest houses are from 1944
    The oldest houses are from 1944
  • Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region
    Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region
  • Egilsstaðir has a great swimming pool
    Egilsstaðir has a great swimming pool
  • Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland
    Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland
  • Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland
    Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland
  • Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland
    Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland
  • Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland
    Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland
  • Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland
    Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland
  • Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland
    Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland
  • Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland
    Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland
  • Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland
    Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland
  • Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland
    Egilsstaðir is a small town and the center of the Eastern Region in Iceland

Although Egilsstaðir barely existed as a village or a town in 1944 when the first private home was built, today it is the largest town in the East Region in Iceland. This is probably typical for the slow and late urbanisation in Iceland.  Egillsstaðir is one of a handful of towns and villages in Iceland that is inland, with no connection to the sea or the shoreline. It is a town that is a product of modern times tracing its existence to the location at a crossroad and development in the service sector and tourism.  This is what makes Egilsstaðir unique in the towns and villages flora in Iceland. Egilsstaðir is a center town in the East Region and a town impossible to miss when traveling the Ring Road.

A new town based on crossroads

After the town became a municipal and started to grow the location was ideal for building various government services for the surrounding agricultural region as well as the towns and villages in the nearby fjords. Communities that had difficult communication due to bad roads and insufficient transportation at that time.  Apparently there was a demand to develop a centralised service centre for the region.

Service centre for anyone travelling in Eastern Iceland

Today Egilsstaðir is one of the busiest towns in Iceland during spring, summer and autumn. And as tourism grows in the winter it is becoming more and more important.  But although traffic is increasing during winter, it is still less than the active Southern Region in Iceland.  The town is placed in a beautiful landscape with excellent access to many interesting places in the East Region.  It is also one of the best airports in Iceland apart from Akureyri airport and, of course, Keflavík international airport.  The town has a great service cluster with many good stores and services.  There is an excellent camping site in Egilsstaðir, health service, a great swimming pool and a variety of accommodation.

Excellent place to live and raise children

Egilsstaðir provides excellent service to its residents.  Good preschools, primary and elementary schools as well as a great high school.  The municipal takes good care of the elderly and also has a community centre.  The town has state of the art sports facilities and good access to a skiing area during winter.

If you are going to visit the Eastern Region in Iceland you might be looking for a places to stay. Here you can book from a selection of accommodationin the Egilsstaðir region.

Below is the location of Egilsstaðir on the map of Iceland