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Seydisfjordur, Iceland

Seydisfjordur is a town and municipality in the Eastern Region of Iceland at the innermost point of the fjord of the same name.
A road over Fjarðarheiði mountain pass connects Seyðisfjörður to the rest of Iceland; 27 kilometers (17 miles) to the ring road and

Egilsstaðir

. Seyðisfjörður is surrounded by mountains on all sides with most prominent Mt. Bjólfur to the West (1085m) and Strandartindur (1010m) to the East. The fjord itself is accessible on each side of the town, by following the main road that leads through the town. Further out the fjord is fairly remote but rich with natural interests including puffin colonies and ruins of former activity such as nearby Vestdalseyri, from where the local church was transported.

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Seydisfjordur, Iceland

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Seydisfjordur is a town and municipality in the Eastern Region of Iceland at the innermost point of the fjord of the same name.
A road over Fjarðarheiði mountain pass connects Seyðisfjörður to the rest of Iceland; 27 kilometers (17 miles) to the ring road and

Egilsstaðir

. Seyðisfjörður is surrounded by mountains on all sides with most prominent Mt. Bjólfur to the West (1085m) and Strandartindur (1010m) to the East. The fjord itself is accessible on each side of the town, by following the main road that leads through the town. Further out the fjord is fairly remote but rich with natural interests including puffin colonies and ruins of former activity such as nearby Vestdalseyri, from where the local church was transported.

The town of Seyðisfjörður is well known for its old wooden buildings and has remnants of urban street configurations within its urban fabric. There is a camping ground, facilities for campers, hotels, a swimming pool, a library, hospital, post office, liquor store, and other retail activity. Seyðisfjörður also has a vibrant cultural scene with an arts center, a Technical Museum and local heritage museum and the only two cinemas in the east of Iceland. The LungA art festival takes place in Seyðisfjörður in July and world-renowned artist Dieter Roth had a residence and art studio in Seyðisfjörður. The Dieter Roth Academy is centered in the Skaftfell cultural center.
There are several waterfalls in the town. A popular hiking path starts at the town center, following the East bank of the Fjarðará, the river that flows through the center of town. Further up the river, there are 25 waterfalls. During the winter, a skiing area is used in Fjarðarheiði mountain pass.

Skálanes nature and heritage center

can be found 17 km (10.6 mi) east of the town. The nature reserve is home to a diverse range of wildlife, as well as catering for visitors and anyone wanting to explore the south side of the fjord.

 

 


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Seydisfjordur, Iceland: Port Information


Cruise ships dock at the modern cruise terminal situated about 500 meters away from the town center. 
If there's a ferry in the port, larger ships may use tender boats to carry their passengers ashore.
The terminal has tourist facilities, including a WC, tourist information, souvenir shop, and the Internet.

Get around Seydisfjordur, Iceland


The car is the most comfortable way to explore the surroundings of the town. However, driving may be difficult.
Besides, there's an extensive bus service.
You can also explore the town and its surroundings on a bicycle. Alternatively, take a walk around the town (cruise terminal is situated only 500 meters from its center).

What to do in Seydisfjordur, Iceland


  • Lots of hiking paths in the neighborhood

What to eat and drink in Seydisfjordur, Iceland


  • Skaftfell, nettk@fe og bistro, Austurvegur 42

Shopping in Seydisfjordur, Iceland


  • 24/24 ATM in the bank, about 100m in front of the ferry terminal
  • Post office next to the bank
  • Supermarket

Safety in Seydisfjordur, Iceland


Emergency phone number: 112

Iceland is one of the safest places in the world, so there is almost no chance of getting robbed or harassed. 
The greatest dangers to tourists in Iceland are found in nature. Always do what the signs tell you to do. If there are no signs, use common sense.
Driving around Iceland can be difficult or even dangerous. Inform yourself of local conditions and make sure your vehicle and driving skills are up to the task.
The water quality in Iceland is excellent and tap water is always drinkable.

Language spoken in Seydisfjordur, Iceland


Icelandic is the official language. English is widely spoken.

LOCAL TIME

4:09 pm
November 22, 2019
Atlantic/Reykjavik

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