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Flights

Icelandair operates 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 Connect offers daily flights from Reykjavík to Egilsstaðir in Austurland, East Iceland.

Ferry

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

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

Buses

SV-Aust.

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

Ticket price / Schedule

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. 

Car

The drive from Reykjavik to Egilsstaðir can be made in one day. You can either drive the northern route or the southern route on road number 1. 

Car rentals at Egilsstadir Airport

Avis   Telephone:  660 0623 email: egilsstadir@avis.is
Hertz Telephone: 5224450 email: egilsstadir@hertz.is
Europcar / Höldur Telephone:  4616070 email: holdur@holdur.is

Taxi´s in Austurland

Egilsstaðir:
MjáMjá Taxi, phone 839 3939, e-mail taxi@mjamja.is

Guttormur Kristmannsson, phone 659 4828 

Eskifjörður:
Bjarni Hávarðsson, phone 893-3450

Sturlaugur Stefánsson, phone 852-2227

Reyðarfjörður:

Gunnar Th Gunnarsson, phone 844-9133

Travel agents offering tours to Austurland:

www.askjareisen.de

www.islanderlebnis.de

www.islandprotravel.ch

www.islandtours.fr

www.farmholidays.is

www.kontiki.ch

www.discover-the-world.co.uk

www.comptoir.fr

www.arcticexposure.is

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