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Prestagil -The Gorge of the Priests - is an imposing ravine in Mjóifjörður. It derives the name from an old legend which tells of a giant hag who resided in the ravine and managed to lure two priests to the gorge and gain power over them. The area is well suited for outdoor activities.

GPS Points N65° 10' 44.592" W14° 4' 7.428"
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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