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2. August

Óskalagatónleikar

Óskar Pétursson and Eyþór Ingi Jónsson sing and play the songs that the guests choose in Valaskjálf. They have held this concert on Friday night during Verslunarmannahelgin in Akureyri for many years with great accompaniment from the townspeople and guests.

Guests receive a playlist of hundreds of songs and request for songs on the spot.

More information here.

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N65° 15' 45.101" W14° 23' 38.026"
Location
Valaskjálf

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