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Cruises to Seydisfjordur

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-coloured 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 recognised landmarks. Be captivated by its colour, 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.

Seydisfjordur TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.


A Step Back In Time

Experience the joys of a simpler rural life at a wilderness center at the edge of the most extensive highlands in Northe...


Boat Tour to Skalanes Bird Cliff

Cruise Seyðisfjörður’s namesake fjord through some of the most extraordinary countryside in east Iceland, stopping along...


Eastern Fjords of Iceland

Browse the museums in the eastern fjord country for a historical understanding of the area, while admiring the immense n...


In The Footsteps of the Elves

Explore a somewhat remote area supposedly inhabited by elves and hear tales of how the little “hidden people” have come ...


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