Seyðisfjörður

Seyðisfjörður is considered to be one of Iceland’s most picturesque towns, not only because of its unique environment, but also as nowhere else has a community of old wooden buildings been as well preserved. The 700 inhabitants live quiet lives except for during summer when the town is a tourist attraction. On the way to Seyðisfjörður it is a good idea to take the opportunity to enjoy the view over Fjarðará river as it cascades down towards the fjord in a veritable abundance of waterfalls all the way down to the lagoon at the head of Seyðisfjörður.

The long calm, deep fjord of Seyðisfjörður twists and turns 17 kilometers from its mouth to the bottom, where a lovely small town of Seyðisfjörður is situated beneath two towering mountains Strandartindur and Bjólfur (Beowulf). Up from the village the river Fjarðará cascades in numerous gorgeous waterfalls down to a small lagoon around which the town is built. Up alongside the river lies the road to Hérað (Egilsstaðir), 26 km across the pass of Fjarðarheiði, offering a marvellous view of the surrounding area.

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