Eastern Region is a vicinity in eastern Iceland. Its area is 22,721 rectangular kilometres and in 2007 its populace was 15, 300. The largest town within the place is Egilsstadir, with a population of 2,300. The oldest municipality is Djúpivogur, which were given their buying and selling licence in 1589, had a populace of 470 in 2015.
One of the fine acknowledged localities within the global for Iceland spar also recognised in Medieval times as sun stones became in “Helgustadir” in Eskifjordur. The purity and transparency of crystals of Iceland spar from Helgustadir, and the assets of double refraction they displayed, made it of interest to scientists from the overdue 17th century onwards, and it eventually "played a large position in the early improvement of numerous fields inside the physical sciences which includes wave optics, crystallography, and crystal physics". The Helgustadir mine closed in 1925, and in 1975 the web site turned into d as a herbal monument.