Egilsstaðir Airport

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Egilsstaðir Airport

Airport typePublic
Elevation AMSL76 ft / 23 m
Coordinates65°17′00″N 14°24′05″W / 65.28333°N 14.40139°W / 65.28333; -14.40139
EGS is located in Iceland
Location of Airport in Iceland
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 2,000 6,562 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Sources: AIP Iceland[2] GCM[3]
Arrival hall and baggage claim area at Egilsstaðir Airport

Egilsstaðir Airport (IATA: EGS, ICAO: BIEG) is a single-runway international airport in Egilsstaðir, Iceland. The main carrier is Air Iceland with flights to Reykjavík. The airport has several car rental options available, such as Europcar and Sixt. Egilsstaðir also serves as a diversion airport for Keflavik International Airport located 415 kilometers southwest of Egilstaðir.


The air terminal was originally built in 1968, but was rebuilt and expanded during 1987 to 1999. A new arrivals hall was opened in 2007. It is mainly used for domestic flights to Reykjavík, but there has been a route to Copenhagen, and charter flight from London and Edinburgh, UK (the tour operator Discover the World chartered flights in 2016 but has later preferred regular tickets to Keflavik for its escorted Iceland trips).

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Air Iceland Connect Reykjavík

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Isavia. "AVIATION FACT FILE" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  2. ^ "AIP Iceland: AD 2 - BIEG - EGILSSTAÐIR / Egilsstaðir" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-07-14.
  3. ^ Airport information for EGS at Great Circle Mapper.

External links[edit]

Terminal of Egilsstaðir Airport seen from the Tarmac