While the residents of East Iceland are few, their culture is rich and varied. Born among living legends, tales of elves, trolls and elementary beings and shaped by the magnificent nature around, they are fighters who cherish life and wellbeing.
Art exhibits, concerts and cultural events are a vital part of life, as are the local music festivals such as Eistnaflug, Bræðslan and The Hammond Festival and visitors are always welcome to join in. Artist's workshops and studios are also found in the towns of East Iceland.
Many artists are represented in collective art centers and studios, portraying different individual creativity. One example is Hús handanna in Egilsstaðir, featuring works of different artists and master crafters using different materials; traditional ceramics, jewelry, local birch, leather and even reindeer antlers.
All types of craft and design have become popular all over the country. The variety is quite remarkable and it´s safe to say that the local´s creative spirit is very active. Craft and design products are sold at special markets, specialty stores or via the artists’ websites.
Hosting all kinds of cultural events and educational programs for people of all ages. Cultural centers are located in most parts of the country.
Most parts of the country have their own archives and most populated areas have libraries, differing in size and variety.
East Iceland has all kinds of museums which tell the rich history that this part of the country has.