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Flights

Icelandair and WOWair operate flights to Iceland from Europe and North-America. The international airport is situated in Keflavík about 40-50 minutes drive from the capital, Reykjavík.

How to get to East Iceland by plane?

The domestic airport in Reykjavik is located in the heart of the city.  Air Iceland offers 3-5 flights daily from Reykjavík to Egilsstaðir in East Iceland.

Ferry

The ferry Norræna offers weekly sailings to/from Denmark to Seyðisfjörður in East Iceland with a stop at the Faroe Islands.

The ferry between Norðfjörður and Mjóifjörður sails twice a week over wintertime (Oct 1 - May 31). Mondays and Thursdays from Mjóifjörður at 10:00 and back from Norðfjörður at 12:30.

Buses

SV-Aust.

Drives in East Iceland all year. Stops at: Borgarfjörður, Seyðisfjörður, Egilsstaðir, Reyðarfjörður, Eskifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Stöðvarfjörður, Breiðdalsvík, Djúpivogur and Höfn.

Ticket price / Schedule

Strætó BS

Route 56 drives: Egilsstaðir - Akureyri and Akureyri - Egilsstaðir all year. In the summer they drive daily and 3-5 times a week during the winter. 

Ticket price / Schedule

SBA-Norðurleið / Sterna

Sterna has a full circle bus passport as well as operating day tours. As a part of an full circle system SBA Norðurleið drives from Akureyri- Egilsstaðir - Höfn and also from Höfn – Egilsstaðir – Akureyri. SBA Norðurleið drives from the 1st of June until the 10th of September 2014. 

ROUTE 62A: HÖFN - EGILSSTADIR - MYVATN - AKUREYRI

ROUTE 62: AKUREYRI - MYVATN - EGILSSTADIR - HÖFN

Car

The drive from Reykjavik to Egilsstaðir can be made in one day. You can either drive the northern route or the southern route. 

Taxi´s 

Egilsstaðir:
Jón Björnsson, phone 898-2625, e-mail sputnik@simnet.is 
Jón Eiður Jónsson, phone 892-9247, e-mail joneidur@gmail.com 
Guttormur Kristmannsson, phone 659 4828 

Eskifjörður:
Bjarni Hávarðsson, phone 893-3450
Sturlaugur Stefánsson, phone 852-2227

Reyðarfjörður:
Gunnar Th Gunnarsson, phone 844-9133

Tour operators in the East

Click here to see all the tour operators in the east.

Travel agents offering tours to East Iceland:

www.askjareisen.de

www.islanderlebnis.de

www.islandprotravel.ch

www.islandtours.fr

www.farmholidays.is

www.topas.dk

www.kontiki.ch

www.discover-the-world.co.uk

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