Egilsstaðir is the unofficial capital of East-Iceland with an population of 2332. It lays on the banks of the Lagarfljót river.



 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°C) 0.9 1.41 2.7 5.2 9.1 13 14.9 14.1 10.6 6.2 2.8 1.3
Nightly lows (°C) -5.8 -5.2 -4.1 -1.7 1.5 4.9 6.8 6.3 3.7 0.5 -3.1 -5.1
Precipitation (mm) 76.4 54.4 60.7 40.9 30.5 27.6 38.4 41.5 62.7 78 62.2 70

Averages 1955-1997, data from the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

Up to date weather information from the Icelandic Meteorological Office .

The weather in Egilsstaðir is unpredictable. Temperatures are bland: they don't go very high in the summer, nor do they go much below zero during winter. January is the coldest month.

Get in

By plane

One airport serves the Egilstaðir area and most of East-Iceland.

  Egilsstaðir Airport (Icelandic: Egilsstaðaflugvöllur, IATA: EGS). Located between Egilsstaðir and an neighboring town named Fellabær. One airline has scheduled flights to and from Egilsstaðir airport:

By car

Two main roads serve as entry points into Egilsstaðir

Renting a car

Car rental services can be found at Egilsstaðir airport. If you indend only to go between the towns of East-Iceland, renting a car is not neccessary as the area does have an bus system.

Get around

On foot

Walking in Egilsstaðir is recommended as the town is small. The longest walking path in the town is 3.2 kilometers long.

By bus

Most of East-Iceland has an joint public bus system. Single rides within the town cost 350 ISK and 10 tickets can be bought for 3150 ISK. Children below the age of 16 are charged 175 ISK for a single ride trip within the town. The bus system is divided into 23 areas where one single ride fare or one ticket is charged for each area. The longest trip is between Borgarfjörður, north of Egilsstaðir, and Höfn.

By car

As an tourist you should be able to manage without an car if you are only staying in the city. Driving is reccomended though for travel outside of the town.

By bicycle

It is easy to bike in Egilsstaðir if you can handle a few hills and strong headwinds. You could even go over the Lagarfljót bridge and visit the neighboring town Fellabær as these towns are situated quite close to each other.





Go next

Routes through Egilsstaðir

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