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Borgarfjörður eystri is known for its unique beauty and rich history. Lindarbakki, a small, beautiful turf house, has captivated many visitors and is an unmissable attraction when visiting the town. The house is typical of its time, around 1859 when Borgarfjörður got commercial rights and the town began to take shape.

GPS Points N65° 31' 31.362" W13° 48' 33.014"
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  • Fjarðarborg
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Towns & Villages

Each town in Austurland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages t, the influence of North European neighbors 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 the latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

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