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Why you need to go to East Iceland before everyone else does

"If you’re active on social media, you’ll know that everyone is going to Iceland at the moment. Honestly, I’ve lost count of the amount of Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights posts on my Instagram feed. Which means I feel like I’ve already done the whole Reykjavik and Golden Circle tour before I’ve even set foot on the island."

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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