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Seysdisfjordur, Iceland

Seysdisfjordur is a town and municipality in the Eastfjords of Iceland at the innermost point of the fjord of the same name. 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 from the town, by following the main road that leads through the town.

The town of Seyðisfjörður is well known for its old wooden buildings and has a vibrant cultural scene with an arts centre, museum and 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.

Skálanes nature and heritage centre can be found 17 km (10.56 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.

General Information

Cruise Season – May – Oct
Currency – Icelandic króna (ISK)
Language – Icelandic
Land Area – 1.4km²
Population – 668 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code + 354

Travel Links – A road over Fjarðarheiði mountain pass connects Seyðisfjörður to the rest of Iceland; 27 km to the ring road and Egilsstaðir.

Every week the car ferry MV Norröna of Smyril Line comes to Seyðisfjörður from Hirtshals in Denmark and Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands.

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