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  • Ljósmyndir

    Regional archive

    official and private papers

  • Kjarval

    Research library

    and reading room

  • Minnisbækur og myndir

    Genealogy and Icelandic roots

    emigration and church records

  • Möðrudalur
  • Skjalabækur

    History of East Iceland

    books, magazines and photographs

The East Iceland Archives - Héraðsskjalasafn Austfirðinga

The East Iceland Archives is a regional archive located in Egilsstaðir. It is run by eight municipalities in East Iceland; Borgarfjarðarhreppur, Djúpavogshreppur, Fjarðabyggð, Fljótsdalshérað, Fljótsdalshreppur, Seyðisfjarðarkaupstaður and Vopnafjarðarhreppur.

The main role of the archive is to receive, acquire and preserve records and other materials from the municipalities in East Iceland. It also collects personal archives from individuals and social organizations. The archive works according to the Public Archives Act 2014 No 77, 28 May.

The Photo Archive of East Iceland is a special department of the regional archive. Most of the pictures have been scanned and are visible in low resolutin in our online gallery.


Monday to Thursday
12 - 16pm

You are welcome!

Contact us
The East Iceland Archives

Laufskogum 1, 700 Egilsstadir, Iceland
Tel: +354 471 1417
Email:  heraust@heraust.is

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