Considered the cultural capital of Eastern Iceland, Seydisfjordur lies at the head of a narrow fjord flanked by high mountains. This town of some 700 souls achieved municipal status in 1895, the first town in the East of Iceland to do so. The city is also the terminus for the ferry service linking Iceland to the Faeroe Islands and Denmark. Seydisfjordur is your gateway to the wild and isolated scenery of the Eastern Fjords. In myth, these narrow bays and towering mountains were once the home of trolls, elves and ogres.
Seydisfjordur boasts a wealth of well-preserved 19th century homes and buildings. In the summer the small town can take on a cosmopolitan air as visitors flock to town aboard the ferry.
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This picturesque seaside village rests in a deep fjord with charming houses dotting its shores. Nearby rests the famous Álfaborg Hill, believed to be the home for the queen of the Icelandic elves
A must-visit for bird enthusiasts, this harbor town is home to seabirds such as kittiwakes, eider ducks, fulmars and puffins. A staircase to the top of the hill offers spectacular views.
War Years Museum
During WWII, the town of Reyðarfjörður was home to Iceland's second largest Allied base. The museum's exhibits include war relics and displays that illustrate Iceland's contribution to the war.
Located inside a 195-year-old house in the charming village of Eskifjörður, the museum's exhibits offer a realistic picture of how local fishermen made their living off the sea.
One of Iceland's tallest and most beautiful waterfalls, Hengifoss stands high on a cliff overlooking Lake Lagarfljót. The views of the water as it plunges a dramatic 393 feet to the gorge below are breathtaking.
Settled by Norwegian fishermen in the mid-19th century, Seyðisfjörður is one of the most enchanting villages in the East Fjords and home to the Technical Museum, cultural center and Iceland's oldest operational power plant.
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Easy Borgarfjordur Eystri & Hafnarholmi
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Discover the mythic wonders of Borgarfjordur Eystri, land of the fairies. Travel through rocky mountain passes and deep glacier-forged valleys to the charming village of Bakkagerdi. Shop for semi-precious stones, enjoy a tasty Icelandic lunch and take the staircase to the top of Hafnarholmi for stunning panoramic views.
Take in the wonderous sights of Hallormsstadur Forest, Iceland's largest wooded area on your way to Skridukalustur Visit the former home of the country's most prolific writer, Gunnar Gunnarsson. Stop and see the charming parish church in Valthjofsstadur and Snæfellsstofa - National Park.
At the edge of Northern Europe's most expansive highlands, the Wilderness Center of Iceland offers an immersive experience in traditional Icelandic life. The grounds of this living museum are dotted with heritage buildings and an abandoned area, transporting guests to original frontier life.
Nature lovers will thrill at the opportunity to visit one of Iceland's most remote places, the Skalanes Nature and Heritage Center. Explore the wild beauty of this vast cliff-top reserve at the very end of the Seydisfjordur fjord. You'll also enjoy a photo-stop at Thorarinsstadir.
Come discover Iceland's pastoral countryside with an invigorating hike along picturesque Lake Lagarfjot and up to the spectacular Hengifoss waterfall. Marvel at the dramatic 394-foot drop that plunges into the magnificent gorge below.