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Icelandair and WOWair operate flights to Iceland from Europe and North-America. The international airport is situated in Keflavík about 40-50 minutes drive from the capital, Reykjavík.

How to get to Austurland by plane?

The domestic airport in Reykjavik is located in the heart of the city.  Air Iceland offers 3-5 flights daily from Reykjavík to Egilsstaðir in Austurland, East Iceland.


The ferry Norræna offers weekly sailings to/from Denmark to Seyðisfjörður in Austurland with a stop at the Faroe Islands.

The ferry between Norðfjörður and Mjóifjörður sails twice a week over wintertime (Oct 1 - May 31). Mondays and Thursdays from Mjóifjörður at 10:00 and back from Norðfjörður at 12:30.



Drives in Austurland, East Iceland all year. Stops at: Borgarfjörður, Seyðisfjörður, Egilsstaðir, Reyðarfjörður, Eskifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Stöðvarfjörður, Breiðdalsvík, Djúpivogur and Höfn.

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Strætó BS. 

Route 56 drives: Egilsstaðir - Akureyri and Akureyri - Egilsstaðir all year. In the summer they drive daily and 3-5 times a week during the winter. 


The drive from Reykjavik to Egilsstaðir can be made in one day. You can either drive the northern route or the southern route. 

Car rentals at Egilsstadir Airport

Avis   Telephone:  660 0623 email:
Hertz Telephone: 5224450 email:
Europecar / Höldur Telephone:  4616070 email:


Jón Björnsson, phone 898-2625, e-mail 
Jón Eiður Jónsson, phone 892-9247, e-mail 
Guttormur Kristmannsson, phone 659 4828 

Bjarni Hávarðsson, phone 893-3450


Gunnar Th Gunnarsson, phone 844-9133

Tour operators in Austurland

Click here to see all the tour operators in the east.

Travel agents offering tours to Austurland:


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