Egilsstadir - the largest town in east Iceland - sits on the banks of the Lagarfljót river, surrounded on all sides by stunning natural scenery. One of Egilsstadir’s main attractions is Lagarfljót Lake, best known from a local legend that tells the story of a serpent-like creature living in its waters. Visitors can take a boat tour of the lake in search of the monster, or opt to sit back and enjoy the views of the lovely surrounding landscape. Another popular attraction in Egilsstadir is Hallormsstaður Forest, the largest forest in Iceland, known for its diverse wildlife, multiple hiking trails,
large camping areas and above all, its peaceful atmosphere. Take a guided tour of the forest, explore the nearby lakes, or simply relax among the swaying trees. Egilsstadir is also a great base from which to explore nearby natural features, including Vatnajökull glacier (the largest glacier in Europe) and Hengifoss waterfall, one of the highest waterfalls in Iceland. Whether you opt for guided tours of the area or choose to go it alone, Egilsstadir is full of breath-taking outdoor opportunities.

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