Around Iceland 2015: Seyðisfjörður

Ljósmyndir: Laufey Jónsdóttir

Iceland’s national newspaper Morgunblaðið is on a six-week 2015 tour of Iceland!

The paper’s journalists and photographers will be bringing us news and images of everyday life, culture, business, nature, education, services and more from the four corners of the land. Today’s destination: Seyðisfjörður.

Seyðisfjörður

Seyðisfjörður is a town of some 700 people in East Iceland relying heavily on fisheries and tourism. It is the arrival point of the MS Norröna car-ferry which transports passengers between Iceland, the Faroe Islances and Denmark.

Seyðisfjörður, one of the fjords on Iceland's east coast.

Seyðisfjörður, one of the fjords on Iceland's east coast. Photo: Google Maps

The Seyðisfjörður Psychic Research Association meets on the upper floor of this pretty house, once used by British armed forces in World War II. Their meeting are not only attended by members of the Association but also by various “incorporeal beings”...

The Association has been running for 22 years.

The Association has been running for 22 years. Photo: Sólveig Sigurðardóttir

Dýri Jónsson and Davíð Kristinsson run three restaurants and a hotel in Seyðisfjörður. The meat, fish, barley and vegetables for Nordic Restaurant, Skaftfell Bistro and Norð Austur Sushi & Bar are sourced from local sea, rivers and farms.

Davíð and Dýri.

Davíð and Dýri.

Gullabúið is a shop run by artist Halldóra Malín Péturdóttir and Margrét Guðjónsdóttir selling Seyðisfjörður design and household items. The shop, which is very popular with tourists, also offers consultancy on interior design and style.

The popular Gullabúið shop.

The popular Gullabúið shop.

The Skaftfell Centre for Visual Art in Seyðisfjörður was founded in 1998 and is a meeting point for contemporary artists. The Centre hosts exhibitions all year round of local and international artists and features the Bistro restaurant on the ground floor.

Hanna Christel Sigukarlsdóttir, Information Officer at Skaftfell.

Hanna Christel Sigukarlsdóttir, Information Officer at Skaftfell.

Check out Iceland Monitor for Morgunblaðið’s next destination in Around Iceland 2015: Fjarðabyggð.

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