The long calm, deep fjord of Seydisfjordur twists and turns 17 kilometres from its mouth to the head of the fjord, where the town of the same name shelters beneath Mt. Strandartindur (1010 m) and Mt. Bjólfur (1085 m). Seydisfjordur is one of the imposing fjords in east Iceland. In the walley above the town, the river Fjarðará cascades from the edge of the heath above in innumerable beautiful waterfalls; down to Lón (the lagoon) at the head of the fjord. A road leads up from the fjord, along by the river, to the Hérað district ( Egilsstaðir) 26. km away across Fjarðarheiði heath. The route (Stafirnir) down into Seyðisfjörður by the FJarðará river is one of Iceland’s most spectacular roads.
Today about 750 people live in Seydisfjordur. The local economy has long been based on the fisheries, while light industry also flourishes. Tourism is plays a greater role in the recent years, as this picturesque town with its spectacular surroundings attracts more and more visitors. Seydisfjordur is on Lonely planet’s top list for “must visit” destinations in Iceland.