Welcome to Egilsstaðir
However much you strain to discover some underlying charm, Egilsstaðir (pronounced eyils-stather) isn’t a ravishing beauty. It’s the main regional transport hub and a centre for local commerce, so its services are quite good (including quality accommodation and dining options). It's growing fast, but in a hotchpotch fashion and without a proper town centre.
Iceland, a sparsely populated island with the North Atlantic all around it and magma bubbling through its crust, is a wild and remote place. That hasn’t…