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Seyðisfjörður

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Seyðisfjörður is a town and municipality in the Eastern Region of Iceland at the innermost point of the fjord of the same name. Seyðisfjörður has a vibrant cultural scene with an arts centre, a Technical Museum and local heritage museum and the only two cinemas in the east of Iceland. The LungA Art festival takes place in Seyðisfjörður in July and artist Dieter Roth had a residence and art studio in Seyðisfjörður.

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I wanted to shoot a panorama that somehow describes the way I feel when I´m driving down these hills, the town always looks like some kind of a distant dream at the bottom of the fjord. There are several waterfalls in the town. A popular hiking path starts at the town center, following the East bank of the Fjarðará, the river that flows through the center of town. Further up the river there are 25 waterfalls. During the winter, a skiing area is used in Fjarðarheiði mountain pass. Skálanes Nature & Heritage Centre can be found 17 km (10.6 mi) east of the town. The nature reserve is home to a diverse range of wildlife, as well as catering for visitors and anyone wanting to explore the south side of the fjord. The 2015 Icelandic mystery television series Trapped (Icelandic: Ófærð) is set and filmed in the town. The series aired on BBC4 in the UK in early 2016. This panorama is shot by the road leading down to the village of Seyðisfjörður, in the East-fjords of Iceland. I wanted to shoot a panorama that somehow describes the way I feel when I´m driving down these hills, the town always looks like some kind of a distant dream at the bottom of the fjord. Seyðisfjörður is a short distance from Egilsstaðir, but this beautiful winding road can also be treachorous and is sometimes closed during winter. This road over Fjarðarheiði mountain pass connects Seyðisfjörður to the rest of Iceland; 27 kilometres (17 miles) to the ring road and Egilsstaðir. Seyðisfjörður is surrounded by mountains with the most prominent Mt.Bjólfur to the west (1085m) and Strandartindur (1010m) to the east.