Hidden-Gem Art Village Seydisfjordur in Iceland

Hidden-Gem Art Village Seydisfjordur in Iceland

Hidden-Gem Art Village Seydisfjordur in Iceland

Seydisfjordur can be named one of the most beautiful little towns in Iceland. Located quite remote in the East Fjords of Iceland the town hosts only 700 residents and it’s filled with creative people. The town is surrounded by mountains on every all side and drive through to mountains to reach Seydisfjordur is super impressive.

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Seydisfjordur is totally off the beaten path. Many tourists skip it because of its location, which is such a shame. This was actually one of our highlights during our 2-week Iceland Route.
Read: 11 Things You Must Do in Iceland

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On Wednesday, the day before the ferry leaves to Denmark via the Faroe Islands, bars and restaurants are packed. The is a great well-known sushi restaurant in the center of town together with a picturesque blue church and a handful of art shops.

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But the little town is most-famous because of its connection with art. Dieter Roth, who was a German/Swiss/Icelandic artist had an art studio for a long time. This has drawn loads of other creatives to Seydisfjordur.

See all: Hotels in Seydisfjordur

Every July, an art festival named ‘LungA’ is held which is a gathering of creative Icelandic people.

It’s highly recommended to check out Tvisongur sound sculpture created by the German artist Lukas Kühne.


By @martinamitter

Waking up in this town is magical, there are waterfalls all around the valley and you forget you’re actually in Iceland.

The area has great hiking routes that will offer a view over the whole valley.

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Staying in Seydisfjordur

Just like most parts of Iceland, staying in a hotel or Airbnb isn’t cheap. Your first option is to camp at Seydisfjordur Camp Site.

See all: Hotels in Seydisfjordur

There are also some great Airbnb’s around. Use this discount code to get $50 off your first booking.

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Getting to Seydisfjordur

In summer the town is easily accessible by a 30-minute drive through the mountains. On your way down you will pass one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland called Gufufoss.

Tip: In winter, the main road can be closed. Check road.is for the latest updates.

After Seydisfjordur

From Seydisfjordur you can either go the south or north of Iceland. Check our Iceland route to see your next stops.

Read: Ultimate Iceland Route Guide

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