Small town. Big adventure.
Nestled within a deep fjord and surrounded by dramatic snow-capped mountains lies Seyðisfjörður—a quirky, charming enclave on Iceland’s eastern coast. Built on the back of the Icelandic herring fishing industry, there’s nowhere on Earth quite as picturesque, peaceful, or peculiar as Seyðisfjörður, and, with Azamara®'s smaller ships, we think we fit right in.
One of the most historically and architecturally interesting towns in East Iceland, Seyðisfjörður is home to a community of colorful wooden buildings dating back to the 19th century, and a quick stroll through town to take them in is a must. Be sure to stop at the famed Blue Church along the way—its distinct powder blue hue and architecture make it one of the most recognizable landmarks in Iceland.
Waterfalls abound in this sleepy town. Follow the east bank of the Fjarðará River on foot to witness a breathtaking 25 of them. If a road trip is more your speed, the scenic route 93 drive from Egilsstaðir will have you climbing to a high pass before descending along the Fjarðará where you can witness the falls from the road. Along your adventure, don’t be surprised if a local invites you into their home for a chat—this is a friendly town eager to share its magic with visitors. Now that’s what we call #AzaLocal.
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