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The Seyðisfjörður village has about 800 inhabitants. Its light blue church, Seyðisfjarðarkirkja, actually called Bláa kirkja (=the Blue church), was built in 1922. The village is situated nearly as far east at you can get in Iceland. During the last half of the eighteen hundreds 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 wall by e.g. galvanized corrugated steel plates. And painting them with pleasant colors! A weekly car ferry from Denmark and the Faroe Islands docks here.
(2010-06-04)

Iceland