About the area
Egilsstaðir is a town in east Iceland on the banks of Lagarfljót river. The vicinity that Egilsstaðir is located in, is called Fljótsdalshérað and it is home to a progressive, energetic society, in keeping with the special environment of the area. Affected by the inviting surroundings and comfortable climate, the cordiality of locals provides a warm welcome for those arriving in the municipality. There is a large range of busy cultural activities, as well as ambitious work in music, art and drama and varied undertakings by clubs and other organizations. Living museums sponsor special exhibits and an assortment of presentations and entertaining programs. The numerous cultural festivals held annually in Fljótsdalshérað attract many artists from everywhere in Iceland to participate.