Culture & leisure

Menningarmiðstöð Fljótsdalshéraðs (MMF), the municipality center for culture, is located in Sláturhúsið, the old slaughterhouse in Egilsstaðir, which also houses VegaHÚSIÐ a culture and community center for young people aged 16-25.

The role of these centers is to arrange and contribute to the promotion of art and culture in Fljótsdalshérað, supply facilities for events, such as concerts, theater productions and art shows as well as workshops for local and visiting artists.

Further information can be found on the website or through email,

For young people aged 15 and younger there is also a seperate community center called NýUng. It is located right next to the compulsory school in Egilsstaðir and offers various organized activy.

Further information can be found on the centers website


Museum, library and archives

Safnahúsið in Egilsstaðir is a building that houses three institutions vital to the cultural heritage of the area.

The East Iceland Heritage Museum preserves the history of East Iceland by collecting and preserving things that reflect the society, culture and everyday life of people in the area, from past to present day. The museum has two permanent exhibitions, one about reindeer in East Iceland and one about the old rural households in the region. The museum also offers diverse temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

For further information and opening hours visit the museums website.

Minjasafn Austurlands
Street address: Laufskógar 1
Phone: 471 1412

The East Iceland Archives conserves and stores documents and books from the municipalities, officials and associations in East Iceland as well as a great number of private documents donated or collected in the area. There is also a library within the archives that emphasises scholarly work and publications from the area, including newspapers. There is also a collection of photographs from East Iceland.

For further information and opening hours visit the archives website.

 Héraðsskjalasafn Austfirðinga
Street address: Laufskógar 1
Phone: 471 1417

 The public library offers access to books and magazines both for adults and children.

 Bókasafn Héraðsbúa
Street address: Laufskógar 1
Phone: 4 700 745

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 14:00 – 19:00

Last updated 2016-05-13