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Fljótsdalshérað consists of Egilsstaðir, East Iceland‘s largest town, Fellabær and the surrounding countryside. Egilsstaðir is the largest urban area in East Iceland and functions much as the quarter’s center. The Lagarfljót river flows west of the town and on the other side of it is the twin town of Fellabær.



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The total number of inhabitants in Fljótsdalshérað is 3,900 of which 3,000 live in the urban areas. Fljótsdalshérað merged with Múlaþing municipality in the fall of 2020 along with Borgarfjarðarhreppur, Djúpavogshreppur and Seyðisfjarðarkaupstaður.


Business and community

Egilsstaðir is easily accessible. There are daily flights from Reykjavik and bus routes connect Egilsstaðir to the larger towns of East Iceland, as well as with Akureyri. Due to its central location, it is a prime hub for tours in the area with a number of hiking routes and activities, such as the geothermal pools of Vök Baths.

The School of Egilsstaðir has approx. 400 students and 180 preschool students, as well as a music school. The School of Fellabær has approx. 100 students and just over 30 preschool students, as well as a music school.

Lagarfljót lake

Trade and service

The area has always been famous for its natural beauty and mild weather and the community consists of creative people who do various designs and the production industry merges nicely with the economy. Exercise and outdoor activities are a big part of the local lifestyle and services bring a number of tourists every year. The service level is good as is the variety of shops, restaurants and service facilities. A number of different accommodations are available as well as tourism companies and much more.

Locally sourced food is a defining feature of the food culture in Egilsstaðir and its surrounding area. Produce is available straight from the farm and beer is brewed locally. There’s a notable variety in the restaurant scene in the area with a great number of new restaurants opening up in recent years. Various cultural activities are also available in the area, e.g. the East Iceland Heritage Museum and the Sláturhúsið Center for Performing Arts which is run by the Center for Art and Culture in Fljótsdalshérað.

The Health Directorate of East Iceland operates a hospital in Egilsstaðir, with a nursing home and assisted living facilities.



A number of community and volunteer organizations are active in Fljótsdalshérað;

  • Senior Citizens’ choir
  • Drífandi men’s choir
  • Egilsstaðakirkja church choir
  • Héraðsdætur women’s choir
  • Kammerkórinn chamber choir
  • Áskirkja church choir
  • Senior Citizens’ Club of Egilsstaðakirkja church
  • Association of Senior Citizens in Fljótsdalshérað
  • Children’s Community Club of Egilsstaðakirkja church
  • Fljótsdalshérað’s Arts Club
  • Vintage Car Club
  • Round Table
  • Rotary
  • Lions Clubs Iceland
  • Soroptimist Iceland
  • Oddfellow Iceland
  • Freemasons Iceland
  • Freemasonry Le Droit Humain
  • Bláklukkur Women’s Association
  • Fljótsdalshérað’s Golf Club
  • Freyfaxi Equestrian Club
  • Fljótsdalshérað’s Travel Club
  • Fljótsdalshérað’s Forestry Association
  • Tjarnaskógur’s Preschool Parents’ Association
  • Fellaskóli’s Preschool Parents’ Association
  • Egilsstaðaskóli’s Elementary School Parents’ Association
  • Fljótsdalshérað’s Rescue Team
  • The Red Cross
  • East Iceland’s Shooting Club, Egilsstaðir
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Al Anon
  • Overeaters Anonymous
  • Gamblers Anonymous
  • Travel Club 4×4


Fljótsdalshérað is home to a vibrant sports community which is run by a robust volunteer organization for children and adults under the sports club Höttur. Available sports include:

  • volley ball,
  • track and field,
  • gymnastics,
  • soccer,
  • basketball,
  • tae kwon do,
  • cyber sports,

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