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Nature Relaxation in Breiðdalur.

This summer, Nature Relaxation Films came to Austurland to film this amazing video. Nature Relaxation Films have over 600.000 followers on Youtube and specialize in making videos like this. Check this out :)
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PREFAB / FORSMÍÐ Prefabricated houses and artistic expression from one century to another

Skaftfell Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of its autumn exhibition: PREFAB / FORSMÍÐ Prefabricated houses and artistic expression from one century to another Skaftfell gallery, Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Austurvegur 42, Seyðisfjörður Curator: Guja Dögg Hauksdóttir Opening: September 26, 2020, 14:00-18:00. Light refreshments and short guided tours will be offered throughout the afternoon. Due to Covid regulations and the nature of the exhibition only 25 people can be in the gallery at the same time, but to accommodate everyone we have expanded the opening time across the afternoon. We kindly ask visitors to keep a 1m distance from each other and to sprit their hands before entering the gallery. The exhibition will be on view from September 26 to December 20, 2020. Opening times: Wed - Sat 12:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun - Tue.
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Austurland Freeride Festival

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5 Instagrammable spots in Austurland - East Iceland

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A New Destination Video About Austurland

Today, January 17th, _Destination Austurland_ proudly presents new brand film that captures the unique experience of a traveler visiting the eastern region of Iceland for the first time.
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Why you need to go to East Iceland before everyone else does

What to do in Iceland's best kept secret? By Penny Goldstone.
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East Iceland offers a dream-like escape in sparsely populated landscape

When we dream, people we know from our waking life often turn up in unusual places, doing things we never expected. Real life is a lot like that in the tiny town of Neskaupstadur, nestled in the easternmost part of Iceland.
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Grazia Escapes: East Iceland

Forget five-star spas; a week in east Iceland’s fresh air is a better tonic than any fancy treatment, says Anna Silverman...
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Five reasons to escape the ring road and explore the eastern fjords of Iceland

If you have ever considered a self-drive tour around Iceland you are probably aware that Iceland has a main road which is usually referred to as the ring road, as it circles the country. But, as the shortest way around the country, it is good to keep in mind that there are a lot of great sites that are not by the ring road that are well worth exploring.
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Guide to the real home of Fortitude: Reydarfjordur, Iceland

There aren't really any demented polar bears in the Icelandic fjord that doubles as the home of the Arctic thriller - but there's plenty of spectacular scenery.
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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