Seydisfjordur is a port town in Iceland's Eastern Region located at the innermost point of a fjord of the same name. The total area of Seydisfjordur is 213 km2 (82 ml2), with population around 700.
A road over Seydisfjordur mountain pass connects the town to the rest of Iceland; 27 km (17 ml) to the ring road and Egilsstadir. Seydisfjordur is surrounded by mountains on all sides, of which the most prominent are Strandartindur (1010 m) to the East and Mt.Bjolfur to the West (1085 m). The fjord is accessible on each side from Seydisfjordur, by following the main road leading through the town. However, further out the fjord is comparatively remote but rich with puffin colonies and ruins due to former activity like nearby Vestdalseyri, from where Seydisfjordur's local church was transported.
The town of Seydisfjordur is famous for its old wooden buildings. Within its urban fabric it features remnants of urban street configurations. There are also facilities for campers, camping ground, hotels, hospital, swimming pool, liquor store, library, post office, and other retail activity. Seydisfjordur boasts a vibrant cultural scene with arts centre, local heritage museum, Technical Museum and the only 2 cinemas in the east of Iceland. LungA art festival takes place in July. Dieter Roth, world-renowned artist, had a residence and art studio in the town. Dieter Roth Academy is centered in Skaftfell cultural center.
Several waterfalls are found in Dieter Roth. A popular hiking path begins at the town center and follows the East bank of Fjardara, the river flowing through the center of Seydisfjordur. There are a total of 25 waterfalls further up the river. During the winter months, a skiing area is used in Fjardarheidi mountain pass.
Skalanes nature and heritage centre lies 17 km (10.6 mi) east of the town. This unique nature reserve is home to a vast range of wildlife and caters for visitors and anyone who wants to explore the fjord's south side.
Highlights: Norwegian villages, Lake Logurinn, Hengifoss
Port Seydisfjordur cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Seydisfjordur, Iceland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|20 May, 2018|
|Marco Polo||11:00||18:00||Husavik, Iceland|
|28 May, 2018|
|Seabourn Quest||08:00||18:00||Djupivogur, Iceland|
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