The small Icelandic village of Seyðisfjörður

Seydisfjordur blue church Iceland
The town of Seydisfjordur is a small fishing village, it has all the essentials for the locals and is all in all a clean town. The most iconic part of the town itself is the little blue church. A church constructed of blue corrugated iron at the end of a rainbow road. Along the rainbow road is also a very traditional feeling Icelandic pub that’s worth having a meal at or a drink at while you’re in Seydisfjordur.
The greatest claim to fame of this town comes from the film ‘The secret life of Walter Mitty”. The road down the mountain into town is the road that Mitty skateboards down, and the town itself is the town in the film that is evacuated from the volcano.
Seydisfjordur Ship Iceland

During the winter months the town is snowed in and is only accesses by barge. We came here in mid may and the snow was still thick, but the road was clear. If you’re looking for things to do (other than sight see) there are near by ski fields, diving and more here.  The Road down from the mountain has a couple of nice waterfalls including an awesome waterfall at the base (image below). Lookout for reindeer too as we saw a whole lot of them near the top of the mountain pass.

Seydisfjordur waterfall Iceland

The town has a population just shy of 700 people, its isolation and size give it a neat traditional Icelandic fishing town feel. If you wish to spend some time here, there is accommodation available. Keep in mind however, Iceland is a very remote area, Seydisfjordur in particular and because of this you can expect to pay a high price for just about everything. We found (as Australians), the price of just about everything was what you would expect back home time 2 or 3. I wish I was exaggerating, if you go to Iceland fully expecting this, then you’ll have more time to enjoy all it has to offer,

Including the small beautiful town of, Seydisfjordur.

Seydisfjordur lookout Iceland Pioneer Gear