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Hallormsstaðaskógur

Iceland's largest forest surrounds Hallormsstaður. Experiments with imported tree species were initiated here in 1903; in 1938, the first larch grove was planted, demonstrating that wood cultivation was feasible in Iceland. In fact, the woods are an extensive and congenial area, and in late summer large quantities of berries and mushrooms are yours for the taking. A home economics´ school with dormitories, which initially only accepted women, now educates both sexes. It is placed in a stately building dating from 1930. The Hallormsstaður arboretum is unique in Iceland, comprising a collection of around 70 tree species. Many enjoy stralling through the arboretum, and there are well-marked trails throughout much of the surrounding woodland, clearly indicated on a map published by the Forest Services.

Hallormsstaðaskógur
GPS Points N65° 5' 41.302" W14° 43' 59.575"
Postal code

701

Road number

935

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Hotel Hallormsstadur
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  • 701 Egilsstaðir
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  • 701 Egilsstaðir
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  • 701 Egilsstaðir
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  • 701 Egilsstaðir
  • 618-9871, 897-6060, 552-4665
Úlfsstaðarskógur 20
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  • 701 Egilsstaðir
  • 475-6798, 848-6798

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  • Hallormsstaður
  • 701 Egilsstaðir
  • 847-0063, 867-1441, 847-3706
Fljótsbátar
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  • Laufskógar Hallormsstað
  • 701 Egilsstaðir
  • 847-0063
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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.  

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