Seyðisfjörður is famous for its beauty, based on its superb surroundings and remarkable collection of old wooden buildings. The town's origins started with foreign merchants, mainly Danes, who began trading in the area in the middle of the nineteenth century.
However, the crucial factor in the development of the town was the establishment of the Icelandic herring fishery by Norwegians in 1870-1900. In the early nineteenth century, a new method of construction was developing in Norway. Sawmills began to produce ready-made houses in kit form for export. The businessmen in Seyðisfjörður, who had roots in Norway, started importing these buildings - as homes, business premises and public buildings. Many of the buildings have survived until now, giving Seyðisfjörður a wonderful early twentieth century ambience.
A guided walk with emphasis on the town's history
Enjoy a walking tour of Seyðisfjordur's colour streets with a local guide. See the striking Blue Church, visit the local arts and handcraft markets and the local culture centre with its modern art exhibitions. In the Technical Museum, you will feel like you are stepping back in time. The museum focuses on specific technical innovations, such as mechanics, electricity, communications, telephony, commerce and architecture, which dramatically changed daily life between 1880 and 1950. The exhibitions recreate the atmosphere of the times they portray.
On the way back to the ship, we walk along the waterside. The the small boats and teeming bird life here create a special atmosphere.
Included: entrance to museum
Walking information: walking on streets and stairs