Introduction

The fjord south of Seyðisfjörður is Mjóifjörður ('Narrow Fjord', pronounced myoh-ee-fjurther), flanked by spectacular cliffs and rows of cascading waterfalls. The gravel road leading into the fjord is very slow-going for 2WDs (summer only), but once you make it in you’ll be surrounded by lush hills peppered with fascinating ruins and schools of farmed fish in the frigid fjord water. A rusted herring vessel sits beached, the perfect photographic prop.

Note: come here for peace and isolation (and reputedly excellent berry-picking), but don't come looking for a buzz – the permanent population of Mjóifjörður is 14.