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Fjarðabyggð Hiking Week Is A Real Adventure, Austurland East Iceland

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 programme spans from family walks 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.

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Bæir og þorp

Allir bæir á Austurlandi hafa sín sérkenni og í sumum sjávarþorpunum má sjá greinileg erlend áhrif. Til að mynda á Fáskrúðsfirði þar sem frönsk áhrif eru sterk. Þar má t.d. lesa götuheitin á íslensku og frönsku! Þá má sjá norsk áhrif í byggingum á Eskifirði og á Seyðisfirði en þarlendir sjómenn höfðu búsetu á þessum stöðum á síðustu og þarsíðustu öld. Á Egilsstöðum eru engin slík áhrif að finna en bærinn er sá yngsti á Austurlandi, varð til á fimmta tug aldarinnar sem leið, og hefur orðið að þjónustumiðstöð Austurlands.  

Map Vopnafjörður Borgarfjörður Eystri Egilsstaðir Seyðisfjörður Mjóifjörður Neskaupstaður Breiðdalsvík Eskifjörður Reyðarfjörður Fáskrúðsfjörður Stöðvarfjörður Djúpivogur