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The local church at Hlíðarendi in Fljótshlíð

Fljótshlíð is a rural area in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra in Southern Region, Iceland. "Fljót" (written as "fljóts" when it's in genitive case) means "river" and "hlíð" means "slope", which refers to its location north of one of the major rivers in Iceland.

Fljótshlíð lies to the east of Hvolsvöllur and north of the Markarfljót river. Gunnar Hámundarson lived in the area in the 10th century. Other notable inhabitants include Tómas Sæmundsson, editor of Fjölnir, artist Nína Sæmundsson and poet Þorsteinn Erlingsson.

Fljótshlíð was evacuated as a result of the 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull.[1]

Fljótshlíð is also where the band Retro Stefson shot a video for the 'Inspired by Iceland' concert series.[2]


  1. ^ "Eldurinn sést úr Fljótshlíð". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 21 March 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Retro Stefson". Inspiredbyiceland.com. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 

Coordinates: 63°43′35″N 19°56′15″W / 63.72639°N 19.93750°W / 63.72639; -19.93750