Eastern Region (Iceland)

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The Austurland area
The Austurland area
Country Iceland
Seat Egilsstaðir
 • Total 22,721 km2 (8,773 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 15,300
 • Density 0.6/km2 (2/sq mi)

Eastern Region (Icelandic: Austurland, also known as Austfirðir: "Eastfjords") is a region in eastern Iceland. Its area is 22,721 km² and its population (2007) is 15,300. The largest town in the region is Egilsstaðir, with a population of 2,300. The oldest municipality is Seyðisfjörður, established in 1895, with a population of 706 in 2009. The only car and passenger ferry that sails between Iceland and the European continent calls at Seyðisfjörður once a week in the summer months and intermittently the rest of the year.

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for East Iceland.

Coordinates: 65°17′N 14°23′W / 65.283°N 14.383°W / 65.283; -14.383