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Jun 2021

Fjarðabyggð Hiking Week

19.-26. Jun
A WEEK-LONG HIKING FESTIVAL The last week in June which includes two Saturdays is the time to come for Fjarðabyggð Hiking Week. This is one of Iceland's biggest outdoor recreation events, a whole eight days of entertainment and organized activities to suit the entire family. Get on your feet and try it out, enjoying the nature of the East Fjords in all its splendor and variety! The week's program spans from family walk to historical walks and even to challenges for hiking mountaineers, as well as categories in between. The youngest generation can participate in an outdoor activities course. Evening entertainment is provided every day, including singing, music, and parties. During the eight days of Fjarðabyggð Hiking Week, numerous walks and hikes are offered, varying in length and graded for their difficulty. Scheduled entertainment, such as communal singing, provides a pleasant conclusion to every day. You can either pay for individual events or you can buy a pass that will allow admission to all events. The five mountains are a fun challenge for all participants. Regularly, five mountains are chosen to represent the mountains of Fjarðabyggð in the hiking week and those who climb these mountains during the week get the honorary title Fjarðabyggð Mountain Hiker. For children 15 years old or younger, hiking three of those mountains will suffice to obtain the desirable title. During the hiking week, organizers have offered a school of nature for the youngest participants so that parents can get the opportunity to partake in the walks that are not suitable for small feet.

Jul 2021

Dyrfjallahlaup race - Borgarfjörður Eystri 2021

10. Jul
DYRFJALLAHLAUP 11th of July 2020 23 km trail run East Iceland 2020 will be the fourth time this race around the mountains of Dyrfjöll is held. Dyrfjöll are some of the more majestic mountains in the East. Their name means "Door mountains" and the name comes from the pass that goes right between the mountain ridge, like a door ("Door Mountains Race"). It's certainly worth the visit every day, but for a mountain runner, the Dyrfjallahlaup race is the perfect event to explore the area. The view from the mountain passes on this route does not let anyone down. Elevation is more than 1000 meters so one gets a good view over the area. The route also lies through Stórurð, which consists of gigantic boulders made of tuff, meadows and fresh water ponds. Distance 22.97km Elevation 1087m Highest point 683 m above sea level

French Days Festival in Fáskrúðsfjörður

22.-25. Jul
This pleasant festival, a special connection for Fáskrúðsfjörður of France and French seamen being earlier centuries mentioned in various ways. Locals and visitors have a good time, as well as representatives from the French town of Gravelines friends join in the celebrations.

Bræðslan music festival

23.-25. Jul
In Borgarfjörður eystri, a small fishing hamlet of only 130 people, Bræðslan music festival is held every year. They only sell 800 tickets. It’s held in an old fishing factory. In the past, big names like Of Monsters And Men, Mammút, Belle & Sebastian, Emiliana Torrini and Damien Rice have played this exclusive festival. Prepare for an experience you’ll be talking about for the rest of your life.

Bræðslan 2021

24. Jul
Bræðslan 2021 will take place on July 24th. Further information coming soon!

Neistaflug family festival

30. Jul - 2. Aug
This popular festival takes place during the three-day weekend including the first Monday in August. Held yearly since 1993, Neistaflug has greatly expanded through the years. The goal of the event has always been to entertain people of all ages, thus providing fun for the entire family.

Aug 2021

Neistaflug family festival

30. Jul - 2. Aug
This popular festival takes place during the three-day weekend including the first Monday in August. Held yearly since 1993, Neistaflug has greatly expanded through the years. The goal of the event has always been to entertain people of all ages, thus providing fun for the entire family.

Útsæðið town festival - Eskifjörður

13.-15. Aug
The family festival Útsæðið is a family festival where guests come together and enjoy togetherness, eat and listen to good music, as well as enjoy other events/entertainment during the weekend.

Sep 2021

Ormsteiti

11.-19. Sep
A 10-day family festival with a variety of events each day. Among the exhibitions, concerts and other gatherings, the celebration starts with a carnival for all inhabitants.

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