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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.

The video captures the unique experience of a traveler visiting this area for the first time. In the words of Danish actress Nanna Juelsbo, who stars in the video and lives in the area: “The combination of the vast open landscapes, the mythical highlands, the hidden fjords, and the open sea takes my breath away.” We couldn’t agree more. The video was produced and shot by Sebastian Ziegler and directed by Henrik Dyb Zwart. Enjoy!



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