18th January 2020

TOP 10 things to do in Seydisfjordur


Find what to do in Seyðisfjörður – accommondations like hostel, guesthouse and camping. So you can visit museum or swimming pool and shop in grocery store.

About Seyðisfjörður 

Seyðisfjörður is a village in eastern Iceland at the end of a fjord of the same name. It is located in the village of Seyðisfjarðarkaupstaður, which is derived from the name of the city and is 213 km2 large. In April 2008, 711 inhabitants lived in the city. The city’s mayor is Ólafur Hreggviður Sigurðsson and the postal code is 710. Almost the entire Seyðisfjörður is surrounded by mountains with many waterfalls.

Every week, a single car ferry called ‘Norröna’ (isl. ‘Norræna’) leaves the port from Seyðisfjörður to Torshavn in the Faroe Islands, Bergen in Norway, Hanstholm in Denmark and Scrabster in Scotland. Seyðisfjörður is located 27 km east of the nearest town of Egilsstaðir, which also has the Hringvegur ring road.

With the recent disappearance of local fishing factories, the village now focuses mainly on tourism, but remains the most important port on Iceland’s east coast. The town is famous for its old wooden houses. Seyðisfjörður also has its own House of Culture and many museums.

The settlement on the current Seyðisfjörður was founded in 1848 by a Norwegian fisherman. The inhabitants also built wooden buildings in the village. The city was used as a base for the US-British armed forces during World War II. In 1995 a weather station was built here.

Best restaurants in Seydisfjordur

A complete list of cafés, restaurants, and buffets. Find out where to stop to eat during your road trip along Seydisfjordur.

  1. Skaftfell Bistro

  2. Nordic Restaurant

  3. Cafe Lára / El Grillo Bar

Best hotels in Seydisfjordur

A complete list of hotels, guesthouses, and cottages in Seydisfjordur. Find out where to stay during your road trip along north Iceland.

  1. Við Lónið Guesthouse

  2. Hótel Aldan

  3. Hótel Snæfell

  4. Lónsleira Apartments

Best things to do in Seydisfjordur


A complete list of waterfalls, tours, and other attractions. Find out what to do during your road trip along Seydisfjordur.

  1. Gufu waterfall

  2. Hengifoss waterfall

  3. Fjarðará

  4. Visit Seydisfjordur´s church

  5. Rjúkandi Waterfall

  6. Litlanesfoss waterfall

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