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Seydisfjordur, Iceland

At the end of a long sheltered fjord, surrounded by steep dramatic mountains is where you’ll find the remote, astoundingly picturesque valley of Seydisfjordur. Once the capital and a booming town thanks to an abundance of silver herring, Seydisfjordur is now known for its multi-colored wooden buildings, iconic Blue Church and flourishing art scene. A sunken British oil tanker (El Grillo), a casualty of WWII, rests at the bottom of the fjord and is a popular dive site.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Seydisfjordur. Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Language
    Icelandic is the language spoken in Seydisfjordur. “Hallo” is hello in Icelandic, “ja” is yes and “takk” is thank you.
  • Currency & Shopping
    Icelandic Króna (ISK) is the local currency. Shopping highlights in Seydisfjordur: Pick up artistic, local creations at the Gullabuid Boutique. Look for the black and white painted building. The Crafts Market has hand-knit sweaters and goods.
    • Famous For
      The Blue Church is not only the town’s iconic symbol, but also one of Iceland’s most recognized landmarks. Be captivated by its color, style and pipe organ.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Experience the Tvisongur Sound Sculpture, an interactive tribute to Iceland’s five-tone harmony by artist, Lukas Kühne. These domes allow the wind to sing.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Home of the annual Blacksmith Festival, the unique Technical Museum of East Iceland focuses on innovations from 1880 to 1960. Explore the walking trails, too.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The oldest house is Lára’s, now the Café Lára El Grillo Bar. She was a local who, as legend has it, provided their lager recipe after departing.

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