Other Seydisfjordur Waterfalls

Seydisfjordur, East Region (Austurland), Iceland

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Hiking Distance: roadside
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Date first visited: 2007-07-01
Date last visited: 2007-07-01

Waterfall Latitude: 65.26162
Waterfall Longitude: -13.99389

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The other Seydisfjordur Waterfalls (Seyðisfjörður Waterfalls) are what I’m clumping into this page to acknowledge the numerous waterfalls to be seen here.

Most of them are on the river running from the mountain to the fjord though there were more here and there coming down the mountains flanking the valley and fjord.

Seydisfjordur_030_07012007 - One of the waterfalls backing the town of Seyðisfjörður
One of the waterfalls backing the town of Seyðisfjörður

We even noticed an attractive waterfall behind some homes within the town of Seyðisfjörður itself.

In hindsight, I got the sense that this area might have been better visited as a shuttle hike (though how would that be arranged?) or a one-way bike ride.

Whatever the case, it would make for a nearly all-day walk to go from the moors by the source of the river all the way down to Seyðisfjörður (a distance of about 8.5km each way).

Since we were autotouring and looking for places to pull out (further complicated by the construction that was going on during our visit), it was too bad we weren’t able to photograph the majority of these waterfalls in our haste and stress to not block traffic.

Case in point, some of the named waterfalls on our map that we couldn’t photograph included Gljúfurfoss and Mulafoss among others.

Seydisfjordur_044_07012007 - Another one of the waterfalls near the town of Seyðisfjörður
Another one of the waterfalls near the town of Seyðisfjörður

I think on a future trip, I’d like to walk the road from the top near Gljúfurfoss all the way to the town.

But in the mean time, check out these photos of the waterfalls we were able to capture.

Note that Gufufoss would also be categorized as one of the falls belonging to this page.

However, we decided to let it have its own dedicated page since it was heads and shoulders more impressive than the rest.


The Seydisfjordur Waterfalls reside in the East Region of Iceland. It is administered by the municipality of Seyðisfjarðarkaupstaður. For information or inquiries about the general area as well as current conditions, you may want to try visiting their website.

Seydisfjordur_001_07012007 - On the pass between Egilsstaðir and Seyðisfjörður
Seydisfjordur_003_07012007 - Amongst the moors on the pass between Egilsstaðir and Seyðisfjörður. Scenery like this really reminded me of the highland moors of Norway
Seydisfjordur_005_07012007 - Some kind of inscription on the monument at the pass between Egilsstaðir and Seyðisfjörður
Seydisfjordur_010_07012007 - Context of some cascade tumbling in the direction of Seyðisfjörður as seen from the pass
Seydisfjordur_016_07012007 - All zoomed in on the town of Seyðisfjörður as seen from the pass
Seydisfjordur_012_07012007 - Long cascade tumbling beneath mountain with a truck providing scale
Seydisfjordur_025_07012007 - Context of the monument at the pass between Egilsstaðir and Seyðisfjörður
Seydisfjordur_031_07012007 - The attractive waterfall within the town of Seyðisfjörður
Seydisfjordur_039_07012007 - Contextual look at that waterfall in the town of Seyðisfjörður
Seydisfjordur_041_07012007 - Grooves in the mountain backing the town of Seyðisfjörður suggesting that there could be many cascades tumbling down when it's raining or melting lots of snow
Seydisfjordur_043_07012007 - Another contextual look at the waterfall backing part of the town of Seyðisfjörður
Seydisfjordur_048_07012007 - Wildflowers before that cascade above
Seydisfjordur_049_07012007 - Looking downstream back towards the town of Seyðisfjörður as we were about to climb back up to the pass and eventually back to Egilsstaðir
Seydisfjordur_004_jx_07012007 - Julie took her own photo of that large cascade seen from the mountain pass above Seyðisfjörður

This page covers the stretch of Route 93 facing Seyðisfjörður as well as some of the local roads in the town itself.

The town of Seyðisfjörður is about 30km east of Egilsstaðir.

Seydisfjordur_008_07012007 - Full contextual view of Seyðisfjörður from the pass
Full contextual view of Seyðisfjörður from the pass

For more geographical context, Egilsstaðir was 645km (7.5 hours drive) northeast of Reykjavík and 266km (3.5 hours drive) east of Akureyri.

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