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Á Hreindýraslóðum

In the heart of the Reindeer, East Skjöldólfsstaðir schoolhouse provides accommodation in single, double and triple rooms with shared facilities. Also sleeping bag accommodation. Interior and outdoor playground for children. Swimming pool and hot pots. Camping site and restaurant on the premises. Please contact for prices and booking information. Also, open on request for groups

Á Hreindýraslóðum


GPS Points N65° 18' 58.886" W15° 7' 11.859"


Accommodation 16 Rooms / 37 Beds / 6 Sleeping bags
Opening period 01/06 - 20/09
Service Dogs allowed Home catering Sleeping bag acc. Hotel / guesthouse Swimming pool Hot pot Handy craft for sale Credit cards accepted

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Winter adventure
  • Jökuldalsheiði
  • 701 Egilsstaðir
  • 892-8956, 471-1086
10.20 km

Hnjúksvatn is a lake on the heath across from Merki farm. Walk from the sign by road no. 923 along Hnjúksá river to Binnubúð hut by Hnjúksvatn. By the hut, you will find the cylinder with the visitors' log and stamp. An old lady and midwife, Brynhildur Stefánsdóttir built this hut for those who wished to visit and enjoy the highlands.

Part of Hiking Treasures in Egilsstaðir Region

GPS : N65°14.333-W15°15.887

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7.03 km
Grjotgardur við Hjardarhaga

A walk of about two and a half hours, fairly short but quite steep. Park your cars at the crossroads to Hnefilsdalur. Walk from the sign, located by the main road (no 1), a marked path up along the river Sauðá up to the edge of the slope to the stone wall or fence. Follow the fence until you've reached the cylinder with the visitors' log and stamp. Keep on towards Teigará to the cairn and then walk back for a bit down a staked horse riding trail through Hestagil creek. The purpose of the stone wall is unknown but thought to have been a fence for farm animals.

Part of Hiking Treasures in Egilsstaðir Region

GPS : N65°21.391-W15°00.061

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22.25 km

The farm of Sænautasel, situated up in the highland of Jökuldalsheiði, was inhabited from 1843-1943. In the years 1875-1880, however, it was left abandoned as a result of the lavish ashfall emanating from volcano Askja during an 1875 eruption. Rumour has it that the farm served as a model for "Independent People", the most popular novel of Iceland's only Nobel Prize winner, Halldór Laxness. Now rebuilt, the interior and exterior of the turf buildings are open to visitors during the summer. Guided tours help reveal the conditions of earlier Icelandic generations. Refreshments in traditional style are offered.

19.99 km
Studlagil Canyon

Stuðlagil is considered to be one of Iceland's largest collections of basalt columns. Stuðlagil is in the glacial river Jökulsá á Dal, there is a marked hiking trail from the farm Grund that will lead you to two scenic points with different views to the gorge.

From the period 1 May - 10 June many pink-footed geese breed along the gorge. Visitors are requested not to come at this time as well as to stay on the marked paths.


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