Egilstašir is the largest town in Eastern Iceland with a population of about 2,500 people. The town is located in the scenic Fljótsdalshéraš Valley by the north shore of Lake Lagarfljót. Egilstašir is an educational and service centre, and there are scheduled direct flights to and from Reykjavķk. Egilstašir and its surroundings offer great hiking and walking trails. Just above the Slįturhśs Culture Centre, there is a viewpoint that enables you to get better acquainted with the landscape of the Eljótsdalshéraš Valley. The visitors centre at Egilsstašir offers information on what to see and do in the area.