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Need a reason to visit? Here are ten!

East Iceland is an area of many charms but it has not reached the same fame as the south east or the north. Here are 10 reasons why you should make East Iceland a destination on its own.
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Discover the World launches new direct flights to Egilsstaðir opening up East Iceland to British visitors for 2016 travels

A press release from Discover the World: In response to the growing popularity of Iceland with British visitors, Discover the World, leading travel experts to this mid-Atlantic island, has announced it will be launching a new direct flight to Egilsstaðir in East Iceland next Summer.
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DESTINATION AUSTURLAND NEEDS YOUR HELP - FILL IN THE SURVEY!

Check out this survey on Destination Austurland!
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Austurland að Glettingi - Ferðasýning á Reyðarfirði

Ágætu ferðaþjónustuaðilar á Austurlandi! Brettum upp ermar og tökum vel á móti SAF í lok mars. Í tilefni af aðalfundi Samtaka ferðaþjónustunnar (SAF) sem haldinn verður á Egilsstöðum fimmtudaginn 26. mars var ákveðið að nýta tækifærið og blása til austfirskrar ferðakynningar, einskonar MANNAMÓT á Austurlandi.
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Fáskrúðsfjörður in the Financial Times

Check out a recent article in the Financial Times about Fáskrúðsfjörður and the french heritage found everywhere in the village.
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The Eruption in Holuhraun - LIVE

The Icelandi Company Mila has a webcam near the eruption in Holuhraun. Check it out!
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See all the pretty girls!

Kaleo, one of East Iceland's most popular bands, filmed their last video in East Iceland among other places. See beautiful people in the beautiful landscape around Lagarfljót.
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A Film about Eistnaflug

The Eistnaflug 2014 Docu-music-partyextravaganza film is nearing completion and the Docu part will be premiered on Icelandic RÚV next March/April.
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East Iceland

Towns & Villages

Each town in East Iceland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages the influence of North European neighbours is obvious to everyone. 

The French made a strong impact in Fáskrúðsfjörður where the road signs are made out in French as well as in Icelandic. Norwegian influence is easily detected in the Eskifjörður and Seydisfjörður architecture. No such roots are to be seen in Egilsstadir which is latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

Map Vopnafjörður Borgarfjörður Eystri Egilsstaðir Seyðisfjörður Mjóifjörður Fljótsdalshérað Neskaupstaður Breiðdalsvík Eskifjörður Reyðarfjörður Fáskrúðsfjörður Stöðvarfjörður Djúpivogur