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Egilsstadir holidays

Egilsstadir lies on the banks of the Lagarfljot river in the east of Iceland. Established in 1947 on the site of a farm by the same name, the town is the area’s main service centre with a population of approximately 2,200. Iceland’s third largest lake, Lagarfljot, lies close to the town, with a surface area of 53 sq km, and is said to be inhabited by its own Loch Ness type monster, known as Lagarfljotsormurinn to the local community. The largest forest in Iceland, Hallormsstadarskogur, and one of the highest waterfalls, Hengifoss (118 metres high), are also situated close to the lake.

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