Seyðisfjörður is a lively fishing village in East Iceland. The village is where travelers take the Norröna Ferry between Scandinavia and Iceland. Plan a visit to see its famous rainbow-colored brick road, light blue church, amazing museums, and delicious restaurants!
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Seyðisfjörður is located about 30 minutes from Egilsstaðir in East Iceland. The town is recognized widely for its beautiful light blue church and the rainbow painted path leading up to it. There are numerous photo opportunities in the town and this one is a must!
Seyðisfjörður is home to some of the best museums in East Iceland. Plus, the restaurant scene is surprisingly lively considering how small the town is. It’s a great place to try local cuisines such as reindeer meat or seafood.
Seyðisfjörður is the port in Iceland for the MS Norröna – Smyril Line the ferry route between Iceland and the Scandinavian countries. It opens up the possibility to take your own car or camper to explore Iceland!
Seydisfjordur is a fishing village located at the bottom of a fjord with the same name in the Eastfjords in Iceland. It is about 27 kilometers (16,7 mi) from Egilsstaðir and 274 kilometers (170 mi) from Akureyri.
GPS coordinates of Seydisfjordur: 65.2598° N, 14.0101° W
Driving from Reykjavík to Seyðisfjörður will take about 8-9 hours and for the majority of the trip, you will be driving along the Ring Road. The fastest way to drive is clockwise. It will take you North through Borgarfjörður, Skagafjörður, Akureyri and the beautiful Mývatn area.
Public Bus: The public bus will take time but the drive is beautiful. First, you will need to take Bus 57 out from Reykjavík (bus stop Mjódd). It departs at 9:00 a.m. and arrives at Akureyri at 3:30 p.m.
From Akureyri, you will need to take Bus 56 at 3:50 pm to Egilsstaðir. There you will need to stay the night and catch Bus E3 from Egilsstaðir to Seyðisfjörður in the morning or afternoon.
Flying: The closest airport to Seydisfjordur is at Egilsstaðir. You will need to catch a flight at Reykjavik’s domestic airport and you have the options of three daily flight times. After landing at Egilsstaðir you can either catch a public bus or get a rental car from Egilsstadir to Seydisfjordur.
Guesthouses, B&Bs and Apartments
The campground at Seyðisfjörður is close to the center of the town surrounded by trees. The ground is separated by small lakes in different areas, creating a more peaceful setting for visitors. The facilities include showers, toilets, running hot and cold water, cooking facilities, and more.
Open from the 1st of May to the 30th of September.
Visiting Seyðisfjörður in winter can be a bit tricky due to weather and road conditions. But if you can, the village is an excellent place for a winter retreat or a getaway. The fjord often bathes in Northern Lights and there is a skiing area for the sporty travels to enjoy.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) the famous skateboarding scene when Ben Stiller goes down beautiful mountain hills is filmed right above Seyðisfjörður. You will also see the colorful wooden houses and the marina in the film.
Trapped / Ófærð (2015) an Icelandic crime series that is now available on Amazon Prime and was shown on BBC4. An all Icelandic cast with star director Baltasar Kormákur. Partly filmed in Seyðisfjörður but the show takes place in Siglufjordur.