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Seyðisfjörður [5] is a city in East Iceland.

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The MS Norröna ferry in port at Seyðisfjörður

By boat[edit]

There is a weekly ferry run by Smyril line [6] from the Faroe Islands (duration: 1-2 days) and to Hirtshals, Denmark (3-4 days). The ferry departs once per week on Tuesday 8pm during the low season (April-June and August-October), and on Thursday 10am during high season (June-August). A return journey to Denmark for instance will set you back €280-590 with a car or €120-250 per passenger, depending on the season, excluding a supplement fare for a cabin or bed. Remember to book in advance, as prices vary a lot.

By bus[edit]

The nearest Airport in Egilsstaðir, about 30 minutes away, has regular flights to the capital. There are several buses a day to Seyðisfjörður connecting with the flights stopping in central Egilsstaðir on route. From central Egilsstaðir there are one or two additional departures per day during the summer, as well as the option to change to several bus lines connecting to other parts of Iceland. The buses are run by Ferðaþjónusta Austurlands (tel.: 472 1515) which has no website, but the city administration website [7] maintains a an updated schedule.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

The town of Seyðisfjörður
  • Technical Museum of East Icelandwebsite

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Lots of hiking paths in the neighborhood, from half an hour to several days.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • 24/7 ATM in the bank, about 100m in front of the ferry terminal
  • Post office next to the bank
  • Supermarket

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Hotel Snaefell (part of Hotel Aldan), with twin chimneys, was formerly a post office, hotel, and restaurant, and was home to the first jukebox in east Iceland
  • Hótel Aldan, Nordurgata 2, +354 472-1277, [2]. from 6800 ISK.  edit
  • Hostel Seyðisfjörður, Ránargata 9, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland (Follow the coast in the Eastern direction for 200m from the ferry terminal), (), [3]. Open April 1st - November 1st 2900 ISK (dorm), 8000 ISK (private room for 2). Cooking and washing facilities. Free Wi-Fi.  edit


  • Free Wi-Fi at the information center, right in front of the ferry terminal.

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