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Nov 2019

Þristur winter runs - Egilsstaðir

26. Oct - 28. Mar
Þristur winter runs are a series of six 10 kilometers runs in Egilsstaðir the last Saturday in each month from Oktober to Mars. The start is from the Sports house in Egilsstaðir 11:00

Dec 2019

Þristur winter runs - Egilsstaðir

26. Oct - 28. Mar
Þristur winter runs are a series of six 10 kilometers runs in Egilsstaðir the last Saturday in each month from Oktober to Mars. The start is from the Sports house in Egilsstaðir 11:00

Festival about the troll-lady Grýla - Skriðuklaustur

1. Dec
Our annually festival about the troll-lady Grýla, the mother of the Yulelads. Admission free. Klausturkaffi will have open for small Christmas buffet before the event and then cake buffet afterwards.

Vienna's classic songs in Egilsstaðir Church

1. Dec
Chamber Choir from Egilsstaðir Church will play Vienna's classic songs in Egilsstaðir Church. Price is 2.500 ISK and free for children.

Christmas concert with Dúkkulísurnar - Eskifjörður

13. Dec
Christmas concert with Dúkkulísurnar will celebrate Christmas and play Christmas songs and rock songs. Special guests are Magni and Stebbi Jak The concert is in Tónlistarmiðstöð Austurlands in Eskifjörður 13.December from 20:00 - 22:00 Ticket price is 4900 You can buy tickets in www.midi.is

Christmas concert with Dúkkulíurnar - Egilsstaðir

14. Dec
Christmas concert with Dúkkulísurnar will celebrate Christmas and play Christmas songs and rock songs. Special guests are Magni and Stebbi Jak The concert is in Tónlistarmiðstöð Austurlands in Eskifjörður 13.December from 20:00 - 22:00 Ticket price is 4900 You can buy tickets in www.midi.is

Show in Icelandic with the comedian Ari Eldjárn - Egilsstaðir

21. Dec
Show with the Icelandic comedian Ari Eldjárn. This show is in Icelandic.

Jan 2020

Þristur winter runs - Egilsstaðir

26. Oct - 28. Mar
Þristur winter runs are a series of six 10 kilometers runs in Egilsstaðir the last Saturday in each month from Oktober to Mars. The start is from the Sports house in Egilsstaðir 11:00

Feb 2020

Þristur winter runs - Egilsstaðir

26. Oct - 28. Mar
Þristur winter runs are a series of six 10 kilometers runs in Egilsstaðir the last Saturday in each month from Oktober to Mars. The start is from the Sports house in Egilsstaðir 11:00

Flat Earth Film Festival - Seyðisfjörður

9.-13. Feb
Flat Earth Film Festival screens a curated selection of international films each year in February. The sister festival of List í Ljósi was born from a weekly cinema club started by Arndis Yr Hansdóttir and Austin Thomasson in the town of Seyðisfjörður. The film festival will take place at Herðubreið in the old cinema built-in 1958 by the architect Guðjón Samúelsson. The festival aims to bring to life the spirit of movie-going, sharing films with one another with each day offering a new and unique immersive experience in the cinema. Each day offers a 2-hour experience of films, panel discussions, and an emphasis on the unexpected. The festival is screening a wide variety of genres and is excited to celebrate everything from experimental to animation, shorts to feature-length documentaries. The festival is showcasing the films of locals in the town of Seyðisfjörður, as well as Icelandic, American, European, Scandinavian from large productions to those with no budget. Flat Earth Film Festival promises to offer its audiences an authentic experience of going to the movies, incorporating performative acts that bookend each screening, performance-scapes that feel as though they’ve fallen right out of the silver screen, breathing in theatrical flesh for your entertainment. Flat Earth Film Festival is free to the public. Popcorn included with admission. Visit http://www.flatearthcinema.club/

List í Ljósi festival - Seyðisfjörður

14.-15. Feb
Each year in February List í ljósi festival returns to Seyðisfjörður, Iceland to light up the town in celebration of the arrival of the sun after four months of shadow. This is a free outdoor art event that is community-driven and family-friendly. Transforming Seyðisfjörður town into an illuminated buzzing hub of activity. The East Iceland town will light up with curated artworks by international and local artists, ranging from installations, projections, and performances to large-scale immersive experiences. The festival hosts a week-long program of activities including Flat Earth Film Festival, exhibitions, school workshops, parties and performances all for free throughout Seyðisfjörður.

Mar 2020

Þristur winter runs - Egilsstaðir

26. Oct - 28. Mar
Þristur winter runs are a series of six 10 kilometers runs in Egilsstaðir the last Saturday in each month from Oktober to Mars. The start is from the Sports house in Egilsstaðir 11:00

Apr 2020

Hammond Festival - Djúpivogur

23.-26. Apr
A four-day music festival where the main purpose is to honor and introduce the Hammond pipe. Local artists and well-known artists play their music at the festival. The festival is always held on the first day of summer.

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

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