Seyðisfjörður

Norwegian fishermen built here from 1848 on,
but now the fishing industry is gone,
and the key word is tourism.

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2010-06-04

The Seyðisfjörður village has less than 700 inhabitants. The village is situated far east in Iceland.

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2010-06-04

The light blue church, Seyðisfjarðarkirkja, actually called Bláa kirkja (=the-blue-church), was built in 1922.

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2010-06-04

From 1848 on many Norwegian fishermen settled here, and they brought timber from Norway to build the timber houses they were used to. Not much of that timber is visible now. The climate makes house owners protect wooden walls by e.g. galvanized corrugated steel plates. And painting them with pleasant colors! The house above is the only we found with the timber visible, but then we didn't spend much time searching.

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2010-06-04

View from the center of Seyðisfjõrður. There used to be fishing industry here, but now the town relies mostly on tourism. There are hotels here, a camping site, a liquor store – and a hospital. There are also a café, two cinemas, a technical museum, a swimming pool, etc. And possibilities for hiking, and skiing in winter.

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2010-06-04

A weekly car ferry from Denmark via the Faroe Islands docks here, which is of course good for the tourist industry.

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2010-06-04

Just another view of Seyðisfjörður and the surrounding mountains. Some of the mountain peaks are slightly more than one thousand meters high.

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2010-06-04

Seyðisfjörður my be reached by the excellent road from Egilsstaðir (on the Ring Road), 26 kilometers across the mountain pass Fjarðarheiði.

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