Seydisfjordur Iceland~

Seydisfjordur is a town of 665 people.

It is located deep up a fjord,

flanked by high mountains,

in Eastern Iceland.

It can be reached by Iceland’s famous ring road.

The area is filled with waterfalls,

and is home to Skalane’s Nature Preserve which is a wildlife paradise teeming with artic birds and sealife.

Cheers to you from stunning Iceland~
(Internet continues to be problematic, but I will check in when I can!)

285 thoughts on “Seydisfjordur Iceland~

  1. I grew up in a village of that size. It is pretty but also very small and one gets isolated rather fast. So much of what we take for granted, is out of reach or too far away. Kulture, movies, theater, take out food, restaurants, hospitals and doctors. It’s a different kind of living.

  2. How glorious! Oh the memories Cindy of when we once lived up the road from here at Reyðarfjörður. We’d drive down that winding road to Seydisfjordur for my Twining’s Earl Grey teabags as the gas station there was the only place selling them.

    1. Oh my God!!! What a truly small world! What stories you must have and what beauty you grew up in! The wildlife around you must have thrilled you to no end. We saw orca pods and I got one jumping! <3

  3. Fabulous photos, Cindy. I find it interesting that from this beauty and type of landscape the world’s most gender equal country has arisen. Is it the majestic and awesome nature of the land which makes humans realise that to survive and thrive they must cooperate as equals?

    1. Yes, I think you are on to something. Winter requires equal effort from men and women to survive. Calories are critically important and people talk about it. There is also the influence of vast spaces, with limited humans. Scandanavian countries in general seem quite progressive and advanced to me which is one of the reasons I like to visit them.

  4. Oh Cindy, it is so stunning. With my cats, and a steady supply of books there is all the solitude one could hope for, if only it were not so cold… Thank you Cindy, a real treat.

  5. Beautiful photos of what may be the most beautiful place previously unknown to me.  The locals can cope with Iceland’s winters, so I am sure they can cope with pronouncing and spelling their town’s name.

  6. Wow! I can not believe what I see … this tiny house with a red roof at the foot of the high mountain. A synonym for silence. Thanks so much for this beautiful photos, dear Cindy!

    1. Yes. It’s effect on you is gobsmacking, the confrontation with the wonder of it all. The fact of less density of human settlements maybe is a partially explaining factor for the unspoiled wonder. Hugs to you <3

      1. Oh yes! I’ve always thought about that scenario!
        I’d find a nice calm sheltered lake with some nice or interesting terrain & use the water as a mirror! Than I’d to a time lapse & right near the end I’d use a powerful spot light to light up the country side.Of course the exposures would need some experimenting with!
        If there was a small rock in the centre of the lake I’d put a nude right on top & highlight her instead of the countryside.
        The entire scene would look very surreal I suspect but to be honest whatever I think of almost always turns out different….but usually still different good!!

  7. So many wonderful impressions from picturesque Seydisfjordur, Cindy! I especially love the third from the bottom, the tiny house makes it perfect. Wishing you happy travels. 🙂

  8. Otroligt hur människor kan bo. I så helt olikt det jag är van vid. Så öde och mäktigt. Jag kan föreställa mig att man antingen älskar det eller blir galen av det stora tomma öde. Fantastiska bilder.

  9. My God Cindy these pictures are beautiful. Once again I find myself traveling through your eyes and what an adventure. Can’t wait for Inion to see these. She’s going to be green with envy. lol 😉

  10. What an evergreen beautiful community.
    There are some places in this world that are just spectacular!

    Just briefly before I could snap a photo the Great Blue heron was at my creek side this morning.
    The utility easement on the other side of the creek is like a mini wild life preserve.
    A small green space between to suburban communities. My small haven 🙂

  11. Hello Cindy
    Thank you for the beautiful picture. Sure, you pictures tells us how beautiful Iceland is, I went many years ago, when there were no blogs. I hope I will return one day! Great photos you have.

    1. No hospital that I saw. They would need to go to a more populous Icelandic town. These Icelanders are, and were, just amazing people, in terms of long term survival in an often unforgiving place.
      Thank you for this question, you smart person.
      I could be wrong though.

  12. You picked a good time of year to visit; time to return home now, you didn’t bring your mittens. Come to think about it, why would anyone have mittens in the comfortable climate in which you reside?

      1. Description of the climate of your home provokes me to jealousy, so I recalled as best I can, “Nothing is harder to endure than a succession of fair days.” Goethe. I just wrote myself into sympathy for you in your beautiful surroundings. I feel great!

        1. I love Goethe, and there is truth to what he says. Unremitting sunshine, especially if a person is having a difficult time, can seem almost like a rebuke. I enjoy changes in weather.

  13. Mesmerising , I have recently returned from Iceland (15days back) and the holiday hangover continues.
    Your post is so wonderful .thanks for sharing it.
    do visit sunniesmybunnies for my recent poetry on Iceland.

    1. Ahhh, thank you & lovely to meet you! I have been reading your blog and empathize entirely with what you are experiencing. I went through some more minor versions of what you are going through earlier in my life and I know how very hard it is. Nice to meet you and thank you for stopping by.

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