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Secrets of the East

  • General Information

    Other Name: -, District: NA, State: East, Iceland
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    Languages Spoken: Icelandic
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  • Description

    Egilsstadir are a central point for various types of services in the East Fjords, agricultural services, tourist services and financial services to name a few. The Egilsstadir Airport is one of only few international airports in Iceland.As a central point of one of the most beautiful and fertile areas in Iceland Egilsstadir have a great appeal to tourists. The lake and water system of Lagarfljot is often a magical sight, Iceland’s largest forest Hallormsstadarskogur is located close by and the ferry Norrona stops at nearby Seydisfjordur every week bringing in a large number of tourists especially during summer. The central location of Egilsstadir makes it an ideal starting point to explore the East Fjords. From Egilsstadir it is possible to travel to almost any location in the East Fjords and Northeast Iceland in a day.
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    Pleasant Climate.
Hengifoss is a spectacular waterfall which falls down 120 meters in a magnificent gorge.At the top of Hengifoss there are basalt strata and sandstone beneath them containing fossilized tree trunks, which proves that the climate in Iceland was warmer during the Tertiary period.
It is the forest area which covers the site of an old manor house and church.Scientists are trying to see what type of trees can cope best with the Icelandic climate and more than forty varieties from many countries have been planted.Today, the country’s largest forestry project is gradually showing that Iceland can produce commercial timber and once more grow tall trees like those who were wiped out by the isle-wide glaciers of the Ice Age.In the area of Hallormsstadur there is a creek called Atlavík, which is a very popular camping place.
The museum holds mostly household items, many beautifully crafted in old Icelandic style.A salvaged homestead interior has been built inside the museum, with beds, furniture etc.
Litlanesfoss is just a little past the half-way point of the hike to Hengifoss. It could''ve easily been a standalone attraction with its height and surrounding basalt columns. Some even say this is even more interesting than its taller counterpart further up the cliff.This fall is very beautiful.