Seyðisfjörður is for many believed to be the most beautiful Fjord in Iceland, it is long and deep surrounded by very steep mountains with small rivers and creeks running down the mountainsides. The town Seyðisfjörður is named after the fjord and about 650 inhabitants live there. The next town is Egilsstaðir about 27 km away. To get to Seyðisfjörður you need to drive across the mountain Fjarðarheiði, on a summer day it is a beautiful sight driving down to Seyðisfjörður, but during winter it can be hard to cross if road and weather condition are bad.
There is a good harbor in Seyðisfjörður and the ferry Norræna (Smyril line) comes there every week sailing across the Atlantic ocean from Denmark and the Faroe islands. A great way to travel to Iceland, sailing like the Vikings did for 1200 year´s ago. Just outside the harbour is a shipwreck on the Ocean Floor from the Second World War that was sunk by a German bomber plane. The ship name was SS El Grillo a British oil tanker (10th of February 1944)
The town has a couple of old houses mixed in with new buildings. It was used as a scene in the movie The Life of Walter Mitty with the actor Ben Stiller. The town is known for its culture and there is an international cultural festival there every year.
There is a good selection of accommodations in Seyðisfjörður including hotel, guesthouses and camping ground as well as good restaurants. Seyðisfjörður is also a nice place to spend a day or two walking around, enjoying the nature and as well the culture and the town itself.