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Seyðisfjörður

Suðurgata 8 (reception) and Ránargata 9
GPS: 65° 15,970'N, 14° 0,757'W
 
Tel:  (+354) 611-4410
seydisfjordur@hostel.is

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Hostel Details

Arrival and departure point for the Norröna ferry and a town full of culture - Seyðisfjörður is no ordinary village


The hostel in Seyðisfjörður is housed in two different atmospheric wooden buildings, the one in Ránargata 9, a bit outside the village facing the harbor having only double/twin rooms and the other in a 100 year old Norvegian built hospital in the center of town at Suðurgata 8. This is were you find the reception.

In both buildings we offer the same facilities for our guests: excellent common facility, kitchens, dining and sitting areas washing machine and Internet connection. In Suðurgata we have 4 double rooms, 3, 4 bedded rooms and 3, 6 bedded rooms. At Ránargata there are 3 double rooms and 4, 4 bedded rooms.

Seyðisfjörður is the arrival and departure point for MS Norröna.


Opening times:

Opening times (over the year):    Open April 1st - October 15th 

 

Nearest hostels:

Húsey 80 km (ca. 1 hour 5 min)  - Reyðarfjörður 86km (ca. 1 hour 10 min) - Berunes 109 km (ca. 1 hour 20 min)

 

Distance from Reykjavík:

662 km (ca. 7 hours 40 min)

Facilities
Family rooms available
 
Sauna
 
Non smoking room/area
  Suitable for wheelchair users
  Laundry facilities
  Basic store available at or near the hostel
  Hostel open 24h
  Cycle rental available at or near the hostel
  Green Hostel
  Sheets for hire
  Internet access
  Rates include local tax
  TV room
  Credit card accepted
  Cycle store at Hostel
  Self-catering kitchen
  Currency exchange at or near hostel
  BBQ
  Groups welcome
  Individual traveller welcome
 
  Common room(s)
  Luggage Store
 



Bed Capacity


Beds per room: Beds per room:: 2 Beds per room:: 4 Beds per room:: 6+ Total
beds
Number of rooms: 7 7 6 62
Directions



Directions


Bus:    
During the summer there are daily bus connections between Egilsstaðir and Seyðisfjörður
Parking:
At or near hostel
Sea port:
The ferry Norröna comes once a week, on Thursdays, from Norway and the Faroe Islands
Location:
Seyðisfjörður is situated 27 km from Egilsstaðir by road no. 93.
Attractions
Seven Peaks Hike
By climbing seven of the peaks surrounding the fjord of Seyðisfjörður, one can become a „Seyðisfjörður Mountain Viking“. Mostly exceeding 1.000 m, these mountains are; Sandhólatindur, Bjólfur, Nóntindur, Hádegistindur, Strandartindur, Snjófjall and Bægsli. There are visitors‘ books and ink stamps on each peak. The cards for summit stamps and further details are available at the information centre in the ferry terminal.

Dvergasteinn (Dwarf Rock)
May be seen down on the shore; according to folklore, the rock moved across the fjord of its own volition, and indeed it is quite different from all the rock around it. According to the famous folklore the rock is a dwarf church and it followed the peoples church across the fjord.

Museums
The Technical Museum of East Iceland was established in 1984. The museum´s main focus is on the influx of modern times around 1880 to 1950. Technical innovations in areas such as mechanics, electricity, communications, telephony, commerce and architecture are interlaced with changes in lifestyle and milieu. Exhibitions are animate and seek to recreate the atmosphere of the times they portray. The museum is also an open air recreation area, outstanding for taking walks and enjoying each others company.

Sea Angling
Sea fishing, cruising and bird watching. In the safe hands of a local fisherman, Haraldur Árnason you get the opportunity to fish, process your catch, see the fjords secret treasures and visit the puffins and other seabird’s magnificent settlements. Also possible to have your processed catch served for dinner in Hótel Aldan restaurant. In winter season seabird hunting is available.

Skiing
Seyðisfjörður is a great place to ski and experiencing the Icelandic ski culture.

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