Thursday, September 24, 2009

Seydisfjordur, Iceland

(Figured it was time I got back to writing about Iceland. A VERY busy couple of weeks have really kept me going.)

Seydisfjordur is a small, sleepy town at the end of a fjord on Iceland's east coast. The eastern coastline of Iceland has many of these fjords and small towns.

Seydisfjordur has two claims to fame. It is promoted as the most picturesque coastal town in Iceland. And it is where the once a week ferry, from Europe, docks.

We booked two nights at the Hotel Aldan. This was a chance to have an easy day, sleep late, and re-energize for the rest of the trip.

The Hotel Aldan is actually made up of three historic buildings. The check in and dining room is in an old apothecary. Our accommodations in Hotel Snæfell, a former post office, were very bare but comfortable.

Breakfast was included in our rates and were more than adequate. We ate dinner at the hotel the first night and it was pricey and an average meal. For the next night we hit the supermarket which was right across the street.

We drove up each side of the scenic fjord. We took an easy hike to a waterfall. We strolled around town and shopped, once the gift shops opened at 2 PM. As I said, a very sleepy town.

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