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1.- 2. June

The Seamens‘ Day - Fjarðabyggð

The sea and its sailors are hugely important to Icelandic culture and each year we celebrate seafaring culture with the Sailors Day. Originating from the traditional Icelandic Sjómannadagur or Seaman’s Day, celebrated on the first Sunday of June, there is also some activity on Saturday.
Every ship in Iceland remains in harbor over the weekend and all sailors have the day off to take part in the maritime festivities! You will find festivals in Norfjörður, Eskifjörður, Seyðisfjörður, and Fáskrúðsfjörður.

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N65° 4' 37.605" W14° 1' 34.489"


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