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May 2020

Mountain skiing weekend in Wilderness Center

29. May - 1. Jun
Mountain Skiing weekend in Wilderness Center. For more info contact wildboys@wildboys.is Price per person 79.900 ISK

Jun 2020

Mountain skiing weekend in Wilderness Center

29. May - 1. Jun
Mountain Skiing weekend in Wilderness Center. For more info contact wildboys@wildboys.is Price per person 79.900 ISK

Fjarðabyggð Hiking Week

20.-27. Jun
FJARÐABYGGÐ HIKING WEEK 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 2020

Eistnaflug rock festival- Neskaupstaður

9.-12. Jul
The Fest: Eistnaflug is a music festival held in the town of Neskaupstaður, in east Iceland the second weekend in July, annually since 2005. It is the largest festival of its kind in Iceland, focusing on heavy metal, rock and other indie music. The festival has come a long way since it was first held as a small party for a few Icelandic bands and their friends to attend. Back then all of the visitors and bands literally fit into a 50 person bus. In 2017 the number of attendees was significantly more with 2000-2500 rockers enjoying music on the edge of the world. As the festival continued over the years it has attracted a wide variety of not only metal and rock fans but fans of genre-bending music. The Town: The town of Neskaupstaður is situated on the breathtaking Norðfjörður (North Fjord) and the town’s population more than doubles when metalheads sweep into the small, idyllic town. We hope to see you soon! Cheers! Team Eistnaflug

Dyrfjallahlaup race - Borgarfjörður Eystri

11. 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.-26. 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.

Urriðavatnssund - Egilsstaðir

25. Jul
Competition in swimming 2,5 km in Urriðavatn lake To register in the competition go to the website: https://urridavatnssund.is/

Bræðslan music festival - Borgarfjörður Eystri

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.

Neistaflug Festival - Neskaupstaður

30. Jul - 2. Aug
NEISTAFLUG FESTIVAL FANTASTIC FAMILY FUN This Neskaupstaður town festival is held annually on the holiday weekend (verslunarmannahelgin) which includes the first Monday in August. The wide array of events actually start on has, and provide lots of fun for people of all ages and neighborhood every member of the family. Throughout the last couple of years the weekend has started with a Thursday concert with some of Iceland's most popular bands. The festival however officially starts on Friday night with a parade starting from a designated spot from each Thursday that has been divided into colors. People decorate their house in that color and finally themselves before setting off for the parade. The festivities continue throughout the weekend with market fairs, children's plays, a beach party for the younger generation and dances to name a few, ending with a bonfire and a sing-a-long in front of the Neskaupstaður elementary finally a firework display on Sunday night. Check out the latest information on the festival website. The festivities continue throughout the weekend with market fairs, children's plays, a beach party for the younger generation and dances to name a few, ending with a bonfire and a sing-a-long in front of the Neskaupstaður elementary finally a firework display on Sunday night.

Aug 2020

Neistaflug Festival - Neskaupstaður

30. Jul - 2. Aug
NEISTAFLUG FESTIVAL FANTASTIC FAMILY FUN This Neskaupstaður town festival is held annually on the holiday weekend (verslunarmannahelgin) which includes the first Monday in August. The wide array of events actually start on has, and provide lots of fun for people of all ages and neighborhood every member of the family. Throughout the last couple of years the weekend has started with a Thursday concert with some of Iceland's most popular bands. The festival however officially starts on Friday night with a parade starting from a designated spot from each Thursday that has been divided into colors. People decorate their house in that color and finally themselves before setting off for the parade. The festivities continue throughout the weekend with market fairs, children's plays, a beach party for the younger generation and dances to name a few, ending with a bonfire and a sing-a-long in front of the Neskaupstaður elementary finally a firework display on Sunday night. Check out the latest information on the festival website. The festivities continue throughout the weekend with market fairs, children's plays, a beach party for the younger generation and dances to name a few, ending with a bonfire and a sing-a-long in front of the Neskaupstaður elementary finally a firework display on Sunday night.

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