Seydisfjordur is located at the base of one of Iceland’s imposing eastern fjords, and is a perfect destination as a first stop in Iceland after visiting the Faroe islands or Norway.
The fjord provides an ideal natural harbour for cruise ships. The peaceful village, shaped by Norwegian entrepreneurs over a century ago, lies in the shelter of dramatic snow flecked mountains. The colourful Norwegian-style wooden houses render this village unique in Iceland, and walking trails around town, out along the coast, or by the Fjardará River allow for many pleasurable and relaxing experiences. Seydisfjordur is distinguished by its close proximity to wild nature – some might even consider it on the verge of the uninhabitable. The climate and its harsh tendencies have shaped those living here. Seydisfjordur is home to approximately 700 residents, who have traditionally lived off fishing. In recent years, however, tourism is playing a growing role, as the picturesque town in its spectacular surroundings attracts more and more visitors. During the summer, Seydisfjordur has a thriving arts scene, with visiting artists and a growing community of artists-inresidence. The Skaftfell Cultural Centre contains works by some of these, including the Swiss- German artist and former Seydisfjordur resident, Dieter Roth (1930-1998).
Seydisfjordur port has three berths and can accommodate cruise ships up to 250m and 10m draught. If you would like to know more about Seydisfjordur, as yet, relatively undiscovered cruise gem, please contact our office for further information.
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