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14. February at 12:15-13:00

One Billion Rising - Egilsstaðir/Gymnasium

The annual dance revolution against gender-based violence will take place in Íþróttahúsið á Egilsstöðum on the 14th of February. One Billion Rising is a global event where over a billion people come together and dance towards a world where everyone has a right to the same opportunities without fear of violence.

Violence against women is a global pandemic. Thankfully we are slowly moving in the right direction and it’s becoming clearer with each day that violence against women will no longer be tolerated.

We encourage everyone to get the FO-beanie before the event. You can get it here

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N65° 15' 49.455" W14° 23' 49.019"


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