Egilsstadir town has a nice sports area suited for with multi – sports and events, the Vilhjálmsvöllur – field. A grassy soccer field is in its center and is complete with sand pits and other facilities for jumping and six tracks for running paved with synthetic materials for track and field sports. Fellavöllur – field in Fellabær meets all FIFA requirements and standards except for spectators seating arrangements. It is flood-lit fitted with heated synthetic grass. Fellavöllur – field is the main field of practice for Höttur, the local sports club. There are also other yet smaller fields by the local primary schools, Brúarásskóli, and Egilsstaðaskóli.
A public outdoor swimming pool, 25 m long, is run by the Sports center in Egilsstaðir. It also has two warm sitting pools and a water slide. In summer the swimming pool opens Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 am. Tuesdays and Thursdays it opens at 6:30. Closing time is 21:30 pm. On weekends it is open from at 10:00 am. – 6:00 pm.
Sports centers – gyms
Two gyms are run in Egilsstaðir town, Héraðsþrek – gym located in the Public sports center, Tjarnarbraut 26, see www.fljotsdalsherad.is/ithrottas mannvirki/index.php and Crossfit Austur Lyngás 12, see www.crossfitaustur.com/ and www.facebook.com/crossfita
The local golf club, Golfklúbbur Fljótsdalshéraðs, runs Ekkjufellsvöllur golf course situated in Fell north of lake Lagarfljót about three km north of Egilsstaðir and one km south of Fellabær. It has nine holes, is about 2.400 meters and par is 35. It is beautifully located and offers a wonderful view of the area. See – www.golf.is/pages/klubbar/klubbasida/
In the community are two local stables run owned or rented out by multiple owners. One is in Fossgerði which houses around one hundred horses. There is also a corral and other necessary facilities for practice and training. Fossgerði is about 4 km. north of Egilsstaðir. The local horse club Freyfaxi has access to an equestrian hall for shows and training sessions in Stekkhólmi in Iðavellir, and outdoor tracks for horse racing, shows and competitions. A few horse rentals are in the area such as in Hallormsstaður. Information in reception.
Guesthouse -Lake Hotel Egilsstadir has cross country skis for rent. In co-operation with the local cross country skiing club Snæhéri, one can access the track laid close to the hotel, also in Selskógur – wood on the edge of Egilsstaðir town and in by the clubs cabin in Fjarðarheiði mountain in the western slopes or the ones facing Egilsstaðir town. Information in reception – tel. 471-1114.
The members of The Skiing club in Stafdalur are from Fljótsdalshérað and Seyðisfjörður. The training area is in Stafdalur in Fjarðarheiði – mountain. The slopes are fit for all, skiers and snow boarders alike. The drive is about 20 min. long from Egilsstaðir town. There are also a very nice slopes for skiing in Oddsskarð – mountain which often go by the name The East Icelandic Alps. Oddskarð is about an hour drive from Egilsstaðir. See www.stafdalur.is/ and www.oddsskard.is/
The East Icelandic Shooting Club is active in Fljótsdalshérað and has a shooting range in Þuríðarstaðir on the way to Mjóifjörður. See – www skaust.net/
The Auto Club Start has been active and has annual races and competitions, snowmobiles in winter and rallies in winter. See – www.easthighlanders.is and www.ais.is/um-akis/
The forest is very popular for outdoor activities. About 40 km of hiking trails and staked tracks run through the area. A map of those trails is available. A family friendly arboretum with about 90 species of trees and shrubs is in the forest. Many festivals used to be held in the famous Atlavik inlet but now a popular camping area. The ferry Lagarfljótsormurinn used to sail between Egilsstaðir and Atlavik. A boat rental is in Atlavik, some playground equipment and facilities for barbeques.
Info mostly from www.fljotsdalsherad.is