|Population:||685 (January 1, 2019)|
|Population density:||3.22 inhabitants / km²|
Seyðisfjörður [ ˈsɛiːðɪsˌfjœrðʏr ] ( German "Fjord of the fireplace" ) is a city in eastern Iceland in the Austurland region . It lies at the end of the fjord of the same name . On January 1st, 2019 Seyðisfjörður had 685 inhabitants.
The first subsea telephone cable to Iceland , laid in 1906, ended in Seyðisfjörður . The fjord was also in the Second World War, a naval base of the Allies and to start or end of some Arctic convoys of World War II . Seyðisfjörður was the first fully electrified city in Iceland. That is why there is also a technology museum in it .
Like most areas of Iceland, except for the southwest around the capital Reykjavík, Seyðisfjörður is suffering from population decline. From 1997 to 2014 the population decrease was 17%.
|Dec 1, 1997||800|
|Dec. 1, 2003||741|
|Dec. 1, 2004||714|
|Dec 1, 2005||731|
|Dec 1, 2006||726|
|Dec. 1, 2007||716|
|Jan. 1, 2014||665|
Seyðisfjörður is the main setting of the book Arsonists ( Icelandic "Vargurinn") by Jon Hallur Stefánsson . The Icelandic TV series Trapped, produced in 2015, is also set in the location. However, it was mainly shot in Siglufjörður .
Sister cities of Seyðisfjörður are
- Lyngby-Taarbæk (Denmark)
- Vantaa (Finland)
- Nuuk (Greenland)
- Askim (Norway)
- Huddinge (Sweden)
- Sandur (Faroe Islands)
Daughters and sons
- Nína Tryggvadóttir (1913–1968), painter
- Jón Páll Bjarnason (1938–2015), jazz guitarist
- Kristín Steinsdóttir (* 1946), writer
Gufufoss , on the road between Egilsstaðir and Seyðisfjörður
- Keyword “SEYÐIR” in: Cleasby, Richard; Vigfússon, Guðbrandur (Ed.): An Icelandic-English Dictionary . Oxford 1874, p. 525
- Homepage of the Technical Museum Seyðisfjörður (English)
- Atli Már Gylfason (May 5, 2015). Dýrasta sería Íslandssögunnar: Sjáðu stikluna ( Memento of the original from February 5, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on dv.is (Icelandic), accessed March 12, 2017
- Tökur á "Ófærð" hafnar á Siglufirði on klapptre.is (Icelandic) on January 24, 2015, accessed on March 12, 2017
- Jakob Bjarnar Baltasar leggur Siglufjörð undir sig on visir.is (Icelandic) on January 24, 2015, accessed on March 12, 2017
- City website - Vinabaeir , accessed April 10, 2018