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Museums
East Iceland has all kinds of museums which tell the rich history that this part of the country has. 
Family friendly
  Austurland offers a variety of family friendly experiences and activities. All family members should find something of interest while exploring Austurland and there are plenty of rest-stops along the way to stop and stretch, take in the scenery and breathe in the fresh air. Here are some suggestions that we feel will hit home with even the youngest family members.

Music Festivals

Bræðslan
Bræðslan Music Festival is held yearly in an old abandoned fish factory in Borgarfjörður Eystri. The festival takes place at the same time every year, the last weekend of July.
Eistnaflug Metal Festival
Eistnaflug is a metal festival in Neskaupstaður which takes place every year on the second weekend of July.
Hammond Music Festival
The Hammond Festival in Djúpivogur was first held in 2006 and is, therefore, one of Iceland's oldest music festivals.
KÖLD Music Festival
KÖLD Music Festival takes place in Neskaupstaður in February every year. The residents of this remote town were tired of eventless winters and wanted to brighten up the dark days with a lively event - and just like that KÖLD was born.
LungA
LungA is an intimate art festival where creativity, arts, and culture are celebrated with workshops, lectures, and events. The festival goes off with a bang in a culmination of exhibitions and concerts that take place over the final weekend.

Art Festivals

BRAS
BRAS – Children’s Culture festival will be held for the second time in Austurland in September and October. A number of parties participate with children and for children to create an environment for diverse and exciting artistic creations under the theme “expression without language”.
List í Ljósi
Every year the award-winning List í Ljósi festival celebrates the return of the sun to a remote, East Iceland fjord.
LungA
LungA is an intimate art festival in Seyðisfjörður where creativity, arts, and culture are celebrated with workshops, lectures, and events. The festival goes off with a bang in a culmination of exhibitions and concerts that take place over the final weekend.
Rúllandi Snjóbolti
Rúllandi snjóbolti, or the Rolling Snowball is an art exhibition that...