Egilsstadir is the capital of the East and Fellabaer is a village on the
opposite bank of the glacial lake/river Logurinn. Both communities are situated inland, in the
largest lowland area of the East, where the climate is mild in summer and cold in
winter, almost continental. Egilsstadir received its municipal rights in 1987 and the
inhabitants of both communities base their livelihood on services rendered to the
surrounding agricultural areas, tourism and commerce.
Egilsstadir is the centre of communications for the East with a domestic and
an alternate international airport.
The 27 km. long mountain road Fjardarheidi connects Egilsstadir with the ferry
town (Norrona) Seydisfiord. If you are travelling to the south towards town
Reydarfiord, you should take a look at the road and weather conditions on
Fagridalur. There are many interesting places in their proximity
and all necessary services are rendered to the visitors. The hotels and
restaurants are very good and less expensive accommodations are also
available in private homes and in the rural areas.
distance from the capital is 698 km.
133 km. via Hareksstadir route, 92 km via Hellisheidi, Myvatn 165 km, <Egilsstadir>
Mt Snaefell 99 km,
Karahnjukar 115 km.