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77 Seyðisfjörður 65°16’N 14°00’W
Tide 0·6, 1·4 Charts 73, 712
A popular town for tourists, an important port and ferry terminal with connections to Europe. The Norröna, the car ferry that plies between Faroe and Denmark, runs throughout the year and calls once a week on Thursdays. The approach up the fjord is spectacular and straight forward. It is a popular first port of call for yachts arriving on the E coast, with shops and good facilities for boat and crew. The town is very “arty”. It has a number of art, craft and gift shops and even boasts a music shop.
Seyðisfjörður harbour can be approached under virtually any conditions, including dense fog – the sides of the 8M long fjord are steep-to and show up well on radar. The only off-shore danger is Hvalbakur (64°36’N 13°17’W), which is 40M SSE.
The preferred berth for yachts is the tyre clad wooden jetty to the SW of the fish landing quay (which has a large blue building and a small blue crane). If full, contact the Harbourmaster by phone (?470 2360/ 8621424) or on VHF Ch 12 for advice on the best berth. A charge of €15 per boat per day (2017) is made which includes electricity.
If this is the first port of call, report to customs. If asked, the Harbour Master may telephone them.
Water and electricity on the quays. Fuel is available from a pump on the Essobryggja (ask at the petrol station just down the road). Adequate shopping with a supermarket, bank, post office, indoor swimming pool and hotel. Bars and cafes. Laundry at the campsite. The nearest airport is at Egilsstaðir, where there is also a large supermarket. A bus service runs from the square opposite the Snæfell Hotel to Egilsstaðir centre and the airport. The Tourist Information Centre can be found in the ferry terminal which has free wi-fi. Excellent hiking from the town - maps and advice from the Information Centre. Music concerts are held in the church on Wednesday evenings from July to mid-August. The Technical Museum houses a collection of engineering machinery, telecoms and fishing memorabilia. Bike hire.