Top things to do

Top Choice International in Seyðisfjörður

Skaftfell Bistro

This fabulous bistro-bar and cultural centre is perfect for chilling, snacking and/or meeting locals and artists. There’s a short menu that changes weekly, plus popular pizza options (including 'reindeer bliss' and …
Top Choice Sushi in Seyðisfjörður

Norð Austur Sushi & Bar

Locals rave about this place – and with good reason: the salmon, trout and char come straight off the fishers' boats and into the hands of accomplished sushi chefs with international pedigree. Set tasting menus offe…
Top Choice Street in Seyðisfjörður

Rainbow Street

This street is supremely photogenic: a rainbow is painted on the pavement, and the Blue Church serves as a sweet backdrop. It features in many advertising campaigns and is a popular tourist photo opp.
Icelandic in Seyðisfjörður

Nordic Restaurant

At the reception building for Hótel Aldan, coffee and cakes are served all day in a country-chic setting, and lunches feature the likes of goat's cheese salad or burger and fries. In the evening, flickering candles …
Bar in Seyðisfjörður

Kaffi Lára – El Grilló Bar

When you can't get a table elsewhere in town, there's usually space at this friendly, two-storey cafe-bar offering supremely tasty barbecue dishes and more than 20 different Icelandic beers. The must-try: El Grillo …
Landmark in Seyðisfjörður


A favourite walk takes explorers from a parking area south of Tækniminjasafn Austurlands about 15 or 20 minutes uphill to the 'sound sculpture' Tvísöngur, a concrete installation created by German artist Lukas Kühne…
Live Music in Seyðisfjörður

Blue Church Summer Concerts

On Wednesday evenings from July to mid-August, the Bláa Kirkjan is the setting for a popular series of jazz, classical- and folk-music concerts; see the website for the program. If you’re leaving on the Thursday fer…
Church in Seyðisfjörður

Bláa Kirkjan

The star of many a tourist photo, the Blue Church has a dramatic mountain backdrop to add to its highly photogenic exterior. It's often locked, but opens for weekly summer concerts.
Art in Seyðisfjörður

List í ljósi

A celebration of light returning after the long winter, this festival sees the town illuminated with art, installations and projections from local and international artists.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Seyðisfjörður


Inside one of Seyðisfjörður's oldest houses, Erna hosts a pop-up store in her living room, selling stylish Icelandic souvenirs including clothing, ceramics and skincare.