Established in 1947 by governmental decree, Egilsstadir, one of Iceland´s youngest townships- has become the service and trade centre for most of East Iceland.Thus, Egilsstadir has a large number of retail and service businesses, and many major Icelandic companies have branches there; engineering firms and financial institutions. Public services include the largest Upper Secondary school in East Iceland as well as the continuing and university education opportunities offered through the East Iceland Knowledge Network. The municipality provides for various sports- and social facilities, i.e. four sports halls and a fully-equipped thermal outdoor swimming pool. Jointly the villages of Egilsstadir and Fellabaer serve East Iceland, not only as a centre for services but also for transportation, especially via Egilsstadir Airport. Over the years regional air traffic has known new dimensions with domestic flights at times being supplemented by international air connections. Scheduled bus connections link the airport to main villages ranging from Breiddalsvik in the south to Borgarfjordur Eystri in the north. There are scheduled busses all year round between Akureyri in North Iceland and Egilsstadir (Info Centre). Fljotsdalsherad assures free shuttle service within the municipalities of Egilsstadir and Fellabaer. Convenient location at busy crossroads and next door to international ferry harbour Seydisfjordur further enriches the local atmosphere and adds versatility and colours to everyday life in Eastland busiest town.