Situated in the north of the town of Seyðisfjörður, Brimnes is a fishing estate, which used to be one of the major, largest and most popular fishing centres in the Eastern part of Iceland for centuries. Although Brimnes is now mostly abandoned, traces of old buildings can still be seen there, as well as a lighthouse.
You can walk to Brimnes by following on through Seyðisfjörður town centre to the farm of Selsstaðir, located on the north coast of the fjord. A walking trail leads from Selsstaðir farm to Brimnes, which is situated at the mouth of the fjord. If the weather is fine, this makes for a great walk with picturesque scenery and unique buildings, including the lighthouse, which is still used today and is important to the East coast of Iceland due to adverse weather conditions making it difficult for ships in the choppy seas. Brimnes is a great area to explore, and is also suitable for families.
In the area you will find many beautiful mountains, suitable for hiking, Einbúi, Egilsstaðir and Lagarfljót. Seyðisfjörður is where the Smyrill Line ferry from Europe lands and Air Iceland flies there as well. There is plenty of accommodation in the area and it is easy to get to by car.
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Best For Whom
- Families With Children
- Mature Travellers
Best For What
- Off The Beaten Path