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Posted February 14th, 2013 - 6:25 pm by from Trofa, Portugal (Permalink)
Hi! I may be living very very close to Egilsstaðir in the next months and I'd like to have some opinions about this place, please?
if anyone has any idea how is it to live there or around.

for example when I search about Seyðisfjörður it seems like a wonderful place to be, but as for Egilsstaðir I'm not sure I'd have the same opinion. So any experiences or thoughts are very welcome :))

Posted February 15th, 2013 - 12:18 am by from Akureyri, Iceland (Permalink)
it's a nice place to be close to eigilstaðir , very beautiful and a lot of places around to see and walk too ... and it is very easy to just take the bus anywere in iceland ... just get to eigilstaðir and ask at the gas station , dont need more then that :)

Posted February 16th, 2013 - 12:26 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
I don't know about living, but for vacationing, it is an extremely beautiful place to start tours. We love this area so much that we are going back this year again (been there twice before).

Of course it is not much of a city from a central European perspective (you are better off in Seydisfjördur although it is even smaller). But the landscape is just marvellous, and: we love the energy there. Really amazing even in bad weather.

Posted February 16th, 2013 - 9:01 pm by from Trofa, Portugal (Permalink)
yes that's my point! Seydisfjördur looks like a cute little place. And from Egilsstaðir I don't get the same feeling... but what I know is really few and that's why I'm asking. Seydisfjördur seems more of a welcoming place to live for some months... like a small village. The other.. I don't know what to think ;D

thank you!

Posted February 18th, 2013 - 9:00 am by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
But what is your point? If you get a (job?) offer, you have to live where they assign you, right?

If you've got a car, it is no problem to drive to Seydisfjördur even on a daily basis, it is very close by, just a steep drive down the serpentina road. As there are no hostels in Egilstadir, we always stay in Seydisfjördur hostel.

A place is welcoming if you are embracing it. I lived in several countries, most often in places that make Egilstadir look like Paris - and always had a great time. People make places, not buildings or events.