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Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
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Historic Seyðisfjörð    Iceland

Historic Seyðisfjörð

Some of the first settlers in Seyðisfjörð were Norwegian merchants, who brought over house kits from Norway in the early 19th century. Many of the chalet-style wooden houses have endured and have been painted in vibrant hues, which complement the rainbow-colored brick road that is the town's main street. The distinctive robin's-egg-blue church, known simply as the Blue Church, hosts classical and jazz concerts on summer evenings, and a number of the colorful buildings house artists' studios. At the East Iceland Museum of Technology, the town’s historic role in connecting Iceland to Europe is detailed, and it's host to a blacksmiths festival in late summer. The Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, with a cozy bistro, an art bookstore and a gallery, is dedicated to fostering young artists and exhibiting their works.