Business and community
Síldarvinnslan herring factory operates white fish processing, rendering and a trawler that unloads at the factory. Passenger and car ferry Norröna sails weekly all year round between Thorshavn in the Faroe Islands, Seyðisfjörður and Hirtshalls in Denmark. The ferry comes with various operations and Smyril Line operates services at Seyðisfjörður for both passengers and cargo. The harbor at Seyðisfjörður is one of Iceland’s best harbors in terms of depth and natural shelter from the weather. It is home to Iceland’s only passenger terminal, two wharfs of 7m and 10m and a well-equipped customs service. The harbor often welcomes cruise ships and in recent years the number of ships and passengers have multiplied. 70 ships are booked at the harbor in summer 2022.
A number of businesses have branches in Seyðisfjörður, including an engineering firm, accounting services, a translation center, Austurbrú, the District Commissioner of East Iceland and the Directorate of Customs. There’s also a hair salon, history atlas website Sagnabrunnur, Skálanes Nature and Heritage Centre, Orteka importers and various small industries.
Seyðisfjörður is home to Huginn sports club, which has a robust operation in the area. The sports center has a gymnasium, a sauna, a hot tub and a gym as well as clubhouse facilities. An indoor pool with a sauna and hot tubs can be found in the area as well as a playground, a jumping pillow, a small football area and playground equipment for children.
The municipality’s offices can be found in the old central telephone office at Hafnargata 44, a historical house built by Otto Wathne, commonly referred to as the founding father of Seyðisfjörður.