Seydisfjordur Church
Gufufoss Waterfalls

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A Delightful Stroll through the Icelandic Fjords

A place where the waterfalls “sing”, full of colorful wooden houses surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Welcome to Seydisfjordur, Iceland, the next destination in the eastern fjords on your MSC cruise.

It is a small fishing village inhabited by 700 people: a single, large, welcoming, friendly family that loves to share its goodness with tourists and visitors. Rich in history and creativity, Seydisfjordur will surprise you with its delightful hiking trails and thriving art scene. It is for this reason that it is home to an international community of musicians, artisans and students.
One of the symbols of the city, among the most recognizable in Iceland, is undoubtedly the blue church of Seydisfjordur. With its particular color and style, it has become a tourist destination that is not to be missed. The church originally stood on the Dvergasteinn farm and in 1882 was transferred to Vestdalseyri, but in 1894, it was destroyed and damaged by a huge storm. The church was then rebuilt, this time inside the peninsula, remaining there until 1920 when it was transferred to the heart of Seydisfjordur. In 1989, the blue church was once again damaged by a fire during the renovation of the building and the pipe organ was destroyed by the flames.
Near the village of Seydisfjordur, you can also admire the Gufufoss waterfalls, one of the largest and most striking in the area, whose name means “steam falls”. The road that crosses the plateau to reach this enchanted place is filled with beautiful views that should not be missed.
To end your tour, head off to see Tvisongur, a “sound” sculpture composed of five domes built in 2012 by German artist Lukas Kühne. Inside the sculpture, located on a mountain above the city, you can hear sounds, whispers, and singing amplified creating a truly unique, evocative atmosphere.

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    Fountains of lava amidst the ice
    Fountains of lava amidst the ice

    A vacation in Iceland is like discovering another world. Even if you’ve imagined it, this island will amaze you.

    Not many people know that Reykjavík, the Icelandic capital, has an intense artistic and social life. Nor that the Icelandic nature is so luxuriant because temperatures in the summer are incredibly mild or that in the winter, when the skies are painted by the colours of the northern lights, it’s not as cold as one might think.

    Iceland is bound to attract you with its pools of boiling mud, the incredible geysers, the glaciers and the waterfalls, and more. Try indulging in bird-watching at Lake Mývatn, or take an excursion to meet the whales, Iceland’s sea is one of the best places in the world for watching these big cetaceans.
    If you’re attracted to ice, visit Jökulsárlón, the largest frozen lagoon of the country which forms where the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier meets the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. 

    And if you intend to relax, you should know that there are more than 170 geothermal pools in the country, like the splendid and therapeutic Blue Lagoon, about 40 km from Reykjavík, a large pool fed by a spring that pours out water at a temperature of between 37 and 39 °C, rich in minerals and with therapeutic properties.