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~”
Love how that waterfall snakes it’s way down. All are beautiful though. 😊
People build their houses in the middle of nowhere, next to these amazing waterfalls. They live by the sights and sounds of these falls. Smart people.
Epic scenery! Every photo is a postcard!
Awww, you are a lovely friend my friend <3
It looks amazing Cindy, enjoy your time in this magical place 🙂💖 xxx
Takk fyrir <3
I had no idea of the scenic beauty of this place – thank you for sharing it.
The place is gobbsmacking and I am very happy you enjoyed. Cheers <3
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.
I can only imagine and I remember some of your stories. Seydisfjurdur must be an entirely different world in the winter. <3
a real teaser Cindy; the family will be there in a month so this whets the appetite..
Ohhhh, you are in for such treat! <3
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.
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
How fabulous Cindy – am very much looking forward to seeing and reading more of your travels through Iceland!
<3 <3 <3
Seydisfjordur, with 665 people, has so much to offer! Thank you for sharing these beautiful landscape photos.
Thank you for your kind appreciation.
So very beautiful. I can’t imagine a town that small.
So many houses are built by these amazing waterfalls. The sounds must just be incredible <3
Talk about pristine beauty!! TY, Cindy! Sending all the best to you!
Lots of Canadians visiting here too. Hugs to you Resa <3
I love Iceland and its scenery. Thanks for these wonderful photos. 🙂
Thank you for appreciating this amazing place <3
I would love to live there! Beautiful town, waterfalls, mountains and lakes!
I would too. The world untouched by modern advancement.
The landscape is incredible, isn’t it, Cindy? Have a wonderful time 🙂 🙂
Yes. Far north and far south, the world shows us how beautiful it was built to be.
That is a place I’d like to see.
Going to Iceland is one of my most favorite recent trips. Enjoy the beauty, the waterfalls, the Icelandic horses and on and on.
Happy you experienced this amazing place <3
Superb photos. Unique landscapes.
Ahhh, thank you so much & happy you enjoyed <3
What a gorgeous place!
Yes & cheers to you from Iceland~
We were there about two months ago – awesome views!
You were here for the warmer weather. Lucky you!
Stunning. Epic. So real!! ❤️ Thank you for sharing Cindy. I’m fully expecting you to go through the north west passage to California any day now!
Thanks sweet Val. If the passage can be found, I will travel there <3
Thank you, Cindy, for more beautiful photographs!
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Your kindness defines you Charles. Thank you.
Ah, beautiful. It could almost be Scotland…
Laughing……We have just left gorgeous Scotland <3
Beautiful, beautiful Iceland! Gorgeous shots, Cindy. As usual. And now you made me want to go there again…
I think we are going again next year………The travel bug thankfully has no cure!
Absolutely STUNNING landscapes! I’ve GOTTO go.
Just made a note on my shortlist – thanks Cindy!
Oh good! You will be so happy you moved Iceland up your list and you will not want to leave.
Beautiful landscape pictures! It must be spectacular feeling to actually be there.
Vast, unspoiled vistas are sadly rare now in our world <3
The waterfall photo is absolutely stunning Cindy, a beautiful shot, Well done….
Thank you so much Ivor & cheers to you!
Wow! Absolutely stunning! 😻👍🏻
Thank you Linda, and yep, everywhere in Iceland is a WOW place!
Wow. What stunning beauty. Great photos, Cindy.
Mille grazie <3
Cindy… Great pictures as always. Beautuful country and gorgeous Landscapes!
Thank you for your very kind words & cheers to you~
Beautiful Cindy, our daughter and her friend went there last summer.
I am happy for them <3
beautiful beautiful… sending hugs
Hugs & cheers back to you <3
The 665 people who live in the town of Seydisfjordur are very lucky. The view is absolutely beautiful!
They are so protected from the inanity of the rest of the world which makes them lucky indeed.
Lucky you! It looks like you had brilliant sunshine, quite rare for Iceland. Great photos, Cindy!
Sunshine in Iceland but not in the Hebrides or the Shetlands unfortunately. But everything is still so beautiful. Clouds have their own beauty.
Breathtaking pictures! Thanks for showing us the beauty of Iceland Cindy. Life must be hard there in winter. Do the waterfalls freeze?
Yes, winter here is extremely harsh and can be dangerous. I would imagine some of the falls freeze.
Ultimate serine place! I don’t think you need internet here. Of course, the camera is a must! Enjoy!
My cameras are getting tired!!
That means it’s going to rain of great landscapes here on WordPress! 😍😃✌️
Laughing…….thank you & cheers to you!
Yes, indeed. Love your Japan photos!
Merci beaucoup mon ami.
This is a beautiful introduction to one of the countries that is high up on my itinerary.
Thanks so much & you will be very happy when you visit here.
What an amazing place ! Seems to be a fantasy island. 🙂
Fantasy Island is an excellent descriptor of Iceland~
So beautiful. 🙂 Epic !
Thank you! Epic is the perfect adjective for Iceland.
Iceland is one big nature reserve, I love it, so amazingly beautiful!
Yes, it is an unspoiled wonderland!
Wunderschöne Aufnahmen, Chapeau!
Vielen dank Ernst und Frohe Wochenende!
Stunning photos – the landscape must be even more stunning in person!
Takk fyrir! It is breathlessly beautiful.
Wow, what an amazing place!
It truly is. Uncrowded forever! Rush hour is encountering another vehicle on a road.
Sounds perfect 😁
Yes, it is incredible!
Lovely photos – they give a visual meaning to the word ‘remote’
Oh, visual remoteness. Lovely concept!
Such clear light, beautifully employed
Much appreciated. Thank you Derrick!
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?
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.
And why I would like to visit them, too. Oh, and for the beautiful scenery!
Such beautiful pictures, Cindy! 🙂
I am honored. Thank you!
Picturesque! A place where you can enjoy the sound of water day and night. 💖💚
Yes, and it is immensely calming!
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.
Happy you enjoyed my friend, and kiss your kitties for me. I miss Herbert our cat <3
I do understand. Colette prefers rubbing noses to kisses but Simone is willing to give a quick kiss, occasionally. <3
Well, I don’t mean to boast, but Herbert is a kissing cat……
Well I believe you should boast. However, I must admit that I treasure Colette’s nose rubs. They are as unique as she is. <3
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Stunning pictures of Seydisfjordur, Iceland from Cindy Knoke.
Hugs to you Patricia from across the shining sea <3
Simply beautiful and unlike anything I’ve ever seen! My son took our 15 year-old grandson to Iceland last spring. They both enjoyed the sights. Hugs.
What a wonderful thing for your son to do for his son <3
What a stunning area! Thanks for sharing the beauty with us Cindy.
Thank you for your kind appreciation & cheers to you Brad!
Iceland is most fascinating, I like the waterfall…
Thank you and I am happy you enjoyed~
It is a stunning place & thank you for the appreciation!
I don’t have to leave my little village anymore, I can just visit the world on your blog – how nice is that.
Free, no flight nightmares. Virtual travel has all the perks and none of the hassles!
Best greetings and wishes, Cindy! Thank you very much for these great images. Its looks wonderful, the only only i think is the bad internet connection. 😉 Have a nice weekend. Michael
Thanks & happy weekend Michael!
Thank you Cindy! You too. Michael
Such splendor!! Cindy, thank you for letting me travel with you — I love the photographic beauty of the places you visit!
You make travel more fun! Cheers to you Debbie~
Stunning photos. Mountains, water and waterfalls – can’t get much better !
Thanks so much. Iceland is an un-spoiled paradise.
Wha positively gorgeous and dramatic photos Cindy!! My favorite is the series of waterfalls with the small house down below. xox
There are so many waterfalls next to charming houses here. It must be lovely to have a waterfall in your backyard!
That would be awesome– majestic nature out your window every day!! Love you travel photos Cindy!! xox
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.
The language is impossible for me, but I agree with you, the country is a true unspoiled paradise. Thank you & happy weekend.
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!
Thank you for truly seeing & happy weekend!
Wow! The tiny house (which probably isn’t so tiny) highlights the waterfall’s magnificence. Gorgeous, Cindy!
Thank you Jennie and yes, it is a substantial three story stone house. These mountains are steep and huge!
That is amazing. Best to you, Cindy.
Thank You for sharing your amazing adventures with your brilliant photography!
Thank you for such a thoroughly thoutful comment and cheers to you from sunny Iceland!
Enjoy your adventures but please oh please keep sharing.
Oh my gosh, Cindy! If I had that scenery to look at, I would not even be aware of the internet. Stunning!
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
Love to you Rebecca <3
Beautiful waterfalls, bet you had a great time. Next time I’ll sneak in your luggage. Have a great day.
Yes please! Hop in my luggage. It would be better with you along <3
Watch it, I’m coming too! I’ll bring a bottle or two. <3 🙂
Ahh, thank you very much.
Never seen a waterfall like that before with so many sections… amazing.
Amazing, isn’t it, and there are literally hundreds of these in Iceland <3
Oh, what beautiful pictures!
Thank you so much.
I’d love to photograph this place Cindy! You sure get to travel a lot! You must tally up a huge amount of flying points!
I would love to see your photos of Iceland. It would be amazing to see the northern lights.
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!!
WOW! You are actually composing a photo. Impressive.
I have many many scenarios I keep in the back of my mind Cindy.I probably won’t get to use most of them.
Yeah, now I know you do this.
It is an amazing gift.
he or she who makes the most mistakes will end up with great shots!
True. There is benefit to quantity reduction!
Incredibly beautiful Cindy!!!
Gorgeous & unspoiled like our planet should be!
Wow you go to the coolest places! Hugz sweetie
Iceland is definitely one of the coolest! 😉
I love Iceland! You’re on my kind of a trip! Have fun! 🙋
It is a wonderful place to travel around!
Breathtaking bounties of nature!
Thank you! Iceland is stunning.
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. 🙂
These Icelanders are so wise. They build strong stone houses next to gorgeous waterfalls, and since there are more waterfalls than people, this works out well!
Very lovely! Cindy, like the Beach Boys, you certainly ‘Get Around…’ ! RH
They surf in Iceland and there is huge surf. We were in a big storm and the waves were impressive. Surfing next to glaciers looks pretty intense.
It really is a magical little country😍Sounds like you’re having a good time in the fjords! Do you have a favorite part of Seydisfjordur? We actually have a post out on 5 free things to do in Reykjavik and would love your opinion on it! You can find it at https://theagapecompany.com/2018/04/27/five-free-things-to-do-in-reykjavik/
Loved your ideas and added a couple more! Wonderful and helpful blog.
Thank you! We truly appreciate the refined bloggers eye. Is there anything you would recommend to improve the reader experience?
I appreciate these beautiful glimpses we get from you here from some beautiful places I may not otherwise ever get a glimpse of. <3
Ahhh, I am so glad to have you as a virtual travel companion. You make the experience better!
Thanks for the ride! 🙂
Wow, you made me fell in love with the place. I kinda jealous and wish I was there too. Vivid photos. Nice shot, thank you for sharing! 🙂
The Shetlands are gorgeous and so are your photos!
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.
Det är fantastiskt vackert men kan vara väldigt svårt att leva på vintern. Skål till dig från Island!
Wow stunning! The waterfalls are amazing. Thanks for sharing
They are waterfalls like this all around Iceland!
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 😉
Wonderful to hear from you and so glad to travel virtually with you my friend. Cheers and be well to all of you <3
I love the vivid blues. The clarity is amazing, Cindy. Have a wonderful time. Hugs.
Hugs back to you from across the sea Teagan <3
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 🙂
Sounds like a wonderful natural retreat and congrats on the Great Blue Heron! I have needlepointed two on my pillows! So graceful. Hugs to you Jules~
Fabulous photos Cindy! I’ve never been to Iceland, so it’s wonderful to see it through your lens! 🙂
So happy you are traveling virtually with me Carmen and cheers to you <3
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.
I am happy you have experienced this magical fairyland and can well understand why you will return!
liebe Cindy, das ist sehr schön, freue dich auf das Wochenende, es wird bestimmt schön.
Du bist sehr nett. Danke und habe ein wundervolles Wochenende!
Places like this show us what we need to protect. <3
It’s a great place to fish and camp. Of course, you need to prepared for the weather … and volcanic activity. 🙂
Great photo of a truly unique waterfall feature.
schönes Wochenende mit hoffentlich vielen schönen Momenten.
Danke schoen mein lieber Freund und frohe Wochenende <3
You sure do go to interesting places, Cindy. xxxx
and we get to see the World in the meantime! 😉
You make the experience better <3
Thanks Cindy xxxxx
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Cindy Knoke is in Iceland, and she captures the beauty of this island as only she can. Stunning photography.
You are such a lovely friend. Hugs & thank you Sally <3
Stunningly beautiful photos, Cindy. Thanks for sharing. 😘
Ahhh, you are very kind <3
Very beautiful photographs of a very beautiful landscapes!
Thank you for such a thoughtful comment.
Lovely photos ,Cindy.
Thanks kind lady and have a wonderful week.
What a beautiful place. Your waterfall photo is so awesome!
You are very kind. Thank you & cheers too~
Stunning pictures, Cindy! 🙂
Thank you so much and cheers to you!
You’re welcome! Cheers to you and your wonderful travels <3
Fascinating post, Cindy! I wonder, is there a hospital in this community? And if not how do they get medical care?
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.
A magical looking place 🙂
Iceland is stunning,
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?
I ski so I have very good mittens, do not like cold fingers or toes. We are home and toasty as it is getting quite nippy in Iceland about now!
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!
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.
All those waterfalls cascading down the mountain was breath-taking! A beautiful place overall – I hope to visit Iceland someday.
Yes. The culture is what surprised me the most. It it so unique and remarkable.
Stunning is the word! Beautiful photos and nature 🙂
Your kindness is very much appreciated!
I mean every word 🙂
I am humbled <3
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.
Lovely to meet and will pop over to your site soon!
The pleasure is mutual 🙂 off be happy to have you visit mine 🙂
Iceland is the best! We head back next June!
I think we are returning in 2020. This is what happens with bucket lists!
I know all about that – got trips plans in my head for the next 3 years!
Yep. It’s a wonderful way to live life. You are also going somewhere, at least in your mind.
Great post and pictures. Iceland is amazing. Me and my wife went in sept/ oct on an intrepid island circle tour. Beautiful and always great time to go.
We were there in September too. It gets a bit nippy by then, but I know your tour was circle route was amazing.
Yes, very cold, but somehow you seem to forget how cold it is when you are so excited to see all the new landscapes and beautiful scenery. Cheers and happy travels!👍
Very true, and cold climates are a brisk change from Southern California where I live.
So pleased you enjoyed & thank you!
stunning pictures and wonderful article!
Thank you & lovely to meet you!
These pictures are beautiful. Not what I expected.
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.
I am hanging in there with this horrible disease. Unfortunately there is no cure and the older I get the worse it is but I push through and appreciate life as much as I can. I enjoyed reading your posts!
You have my sincere respect and empathy.
OMG how beautiful. Brilliantly captured. You must have had a golden time
Thanks so much & we definitely did!