Theme Week Iceland – Fljótsdalshérað

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 - 12:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General

© Bultro/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Bultro/cc-by-sa-3.0

Fljótsdalshérað is a municipality located in the Eastern Region of Iceland. It is the largest municipality in the country by area. The biggest town in the municipality is Egilsstaðir, with a population of 2,300. The Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant is located in the municipality. The large municipality extends from Héraðsflói bay in the northeast to the Vatnajökull glacier in the south west. When main town Egilsstaðir is the elongated lake or river of the same name, Lagarfljót, also called Lögurinn.

The wild reindeer of Iceland are mostly situated in Fljótsdalshérað, where they have a number of between 5,000 an 10,000. The largest forest in Iceland, Hallormsstaðaskógur is also located in Fljótsdalshérað. He emerged from a reforestation attempts from the early 20th century. Reforestation programs can be found in the whole area. The forests and groves are often very well developed hiking trails and their history is marked on maps. The city itself is also interspersed with many trees and other large plants.

© Bultro/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Chris 73 / Wikimedia Commons/cc-by-sa-3.0 East Iceland Heritage Museum © Christian Bickel/cc-by-sa-2.0-de Hengifoss © Gunnar Gunnarsson/cc-by-sa-3.0 Hallormsstaður seen from lake Lagarfljót © Christoph L. Hess/cc-by-sa-3.0 Nielsenshus, the oldest house in Egilstaðir © Luxil/cc-by-sa-3.0
<
>
Hallormsstaður seen from lake Lagarfljót © Christoph L. Hess/cc-by-sa-3.0
By Egilsstaðir runs among others Islands major avenue Hringvegur. The Egilsstaðir Airport is an alternate landing place (besides Akureyri) for Icelands International Airport Keflavík. The large municipality was formed on 1 November 2004 by the merger of three municipalities, two of which were already major towns formed in the 1990s:

  • Municipality Norður-Hérað, formed on September 27, 1997 merger of three rural communities Hlíð (Hlíðarhreppur) Jökuldalur (Jökuldalshreppur) and Tunga (Tunguhreppur)
  • Municipality Austur-Hérað, formed on June 7, 1998 as merger of the town Egilsstaðir (Egilsstaðabær) with the four rural communities Hjaltastaður (Hjaltastaðahreppur) Skriðdalur (Skriðdalshreppur) Vellir (Vallahreppur) and Eiðar (Eiðahreppur)
  • Rural community Fell (Fellahreppur)

Here you can find the complete Overview of all Theme Weeks.

Read more on Fljótsdalshérað, VisitEgilsstadir.is and Wikipedia Fljótsdalshérað.
Learn more about the use of photos. To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facebook pages/Twitter accounts. In addition more and more destinations, tourist organizations and cultural institutions offer Apps for your Smart Phone or Tablet, to provide you with a mobile tourist guide (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com). If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




Recommended posts:

Share this post: (Please note data protection regulations before using buttons)

The Le Soléal

The Le Soléal

[caption id="attachment_191738" align="aligncenter" width="590"] in Ushuaia © Balou46/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Le Soleal is a cruise ship owned and operated by Compagnie du Ponant. The ship was built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy, and was launched on the 6 December 2012, being christened by Kiki Tauck Mahar of U.S. travel company Tauck. The vessel started its maiden voyage on 1 July 2013. Le Soleal's homeport is Mata Utu, capital of the French overseas territory Wallis and Futuna. Le Soléal...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Moscow, the third Rome

Theme Week Moscow, the third Rome

[caption id="attachment_154160" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge, Kremlin in the background © Ikar.us[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Moscow is the capital, the most populous city, and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, scientific, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the world. A global city, Moscow is the most populous city on the continent of Europe and the seventh largest city proper in the world. Its populati...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Kazakhstan - Baikonur

Theme Week Kazakhstan - Baikonur

[caption id="attachment_191970" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Baikonur Cosmodrome Museum © flickr.com - Ninara/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Baikonur, formerly known as Leninsk (see Tyuratam), is a city of republic significance on the Northern bank of the Syr Darya river, rented and administered by the Russian Federation. It was constructed to service the Baikonur Cosmodrome and was officially renamed Baikonur by Russian president Boris Yeltsin on December 20, 1995. During the Soviet period, it was sometimes referred t...

[ read more ]

Verden on the Aller

Verden on the Aller

[caption id="attachment_154200" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Große Strasse © Franzfoto[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Verden an der Aller is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, on the river Aller. It is the administrative centre of the district of Verden. Verden is famous for the massacre of Saxons in 782, committed on the orders of Charlemagne (the Massacre of Verden), for its cathedral, and for its horse breeding. Verden is further renowned for horse racing and sport horse auctions and is thus also called the (horse) riding town...

[ read more ]

Lamu Island in Kenya

Lamu Island in Kenya

[caption id="attachment_206490" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Lamu Town © flickr.com - Erik (HASH) Hersman/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Lamu Island is a port, city, and island just off the shore of Kenya in the Indian Ocean approximately 150 miles from Mombasa. It is a part of the East African country of Kenya. Lamu was founded in the 12th Century. Lamu is one of the longest established, and best preserved remaining settlements of the Swahili tradition in east Africa that remains today. The island has continually been...

[ read more ]

Kyoto in Japan

Kyoto in Japan

[caption id="attachment_168567" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Kyoto City Hall © Tomomarusan/cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kyoto is a city located in the central part of the island of Honshu in Japan. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, it is now the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture located in the Kansai region, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. Kyoto is also known as the thousand-year capital. In 1997, Kyoto ...

[ read more ]

Portrait: Financier and banker J. P. Morgan

Portrait: Financier and banker J. P. Morgan

[caption id="attachment_171650" align="aligncenter" width="450"] J. P. Morgan © Images of American Political History - Pach Bros.[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]John Pierpont Morgan Sr. was an American financier and banker who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation in the United States of America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1892 Morgan arranged the merger of Edison General Electric and Thomson-Houston Electric Company to form General Electric. He also played important roles in the formation of the...

[ read more ]

Judenburg - The Styrian market place for over 900 years

Judenburg - The Styrian market place for over 900 years

[caption id="attachment_151263" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Seen from Reifling © David Bauer[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Judenburg is a historic town in the state of Styria in Austria, the capital of the Murtal district. It is located on the western end of the Aichfeld basin at the banks of the Mur river. The municipality also comprises the Katastralgemeinden of Tiefenbach and Waltersdorf. The town was first mentioned in 1074 near Eppenstein Castle, the ancestral seat of the Eppensteiner noble family, who ruled as Styrian ma...

[ read more ]

Return to Top ▲Return to Top ▲
Cheers! © flickr.com - Christine Zenino/cc-by-2.0
Theme Week Iceland

Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of 332,529 and an area...

© Banja Mulder/cc-by-3.0
InterContinental Carlton Cannes

The InterContinental Carlton Cannes is a 343-room luxury hotel built in 1911, located at 58 La Croisette in Cannes on...

© MusikAnimal/cc-by-sa-4.0
Göreme in Cappadocia

Göreme, located among the "fairy chimney" rock formations, is a town in Cappadocia, a historical region of Turkey. It is...

Schließen