This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Seyðisfjörður. To help you make friends with Seyðisfjörður before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Seyðisfjörður, Iceland, is a really cute town along one of the fjords on the east coast of Iceland. To get to the town, you drive down along a windy and somewhat steep, mountainous road toward the bay. Along the way, you can stop at the impressive Gufufoss Waterfall to take pictures of both the falls and the spectacular view that looks over the valley.
The town is quite small and sleepy and easy to walk around to see everything. There is a supermarket on the main road on the way in, and signs leading to different attractions around the town. You will find the public toilets in the campground building opposite the beautiful blue church building. There is also a bank and an ATM here for stocking up on cash and a petrol station if you need fuel.
The town has quite an artistic feel to it, with an art museum and a few other festivals that they run at different times of the year. There is also a technical museum that you can visit if you have the time. There are also a number of great hikes that you can do as well.
Seyðisfjörður also has a passenger ferry that leaves from here to head over to Hirtshal in Denmark once a week. You can take a car from here on the ferry as well and the crossing takes approximately two days. Check out the tourist information centre at the ferry terminal for more information on things to do while you are staying here.
Your Seyðisfjörður, Iceland hostel will place you within a short walking distance to everything you will need when you get here, however getting here will most likely require a car. It is a nice place to hang about and enjoy the atmosphere and the friendly locals for a day or so before continuing on.
Written by local enthusiast for Seyðisfjörður hostelsGlobetrotter