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The rainbow street in Seyðisfjörður village East-Iceland

The strangely looking Sound Sculpture Tvísöngur in Seyðisfjörður in East-Iceland

The Sound Sculpture Tvísöngur in Seyðisfjörður East-Iceland

In my last travel-blog, I told you about the strangely shaped Dvergasteinn Dwarf Rock by Seyðisfjörður town. You will find another strangely shaped concrete structure on the other side of the fjord.

This concrete structure is located on the mountainside above Seyðisfjörður town. It looks like 5 different sized interconnected mushrooms - with door openings - or a cluster of igloos! It looks kind of surreal (in a good way) located up in the mountainside.

Top photo: Tvísöngur

The Sound Sculpture Tvísöngur in Seyðisfjörður East-Iceland

Visiting Tvísöngur back in 2014

This structure is a sound sculpture by the German artist Lukas Kühne - called "Tvísöngur" or the Duet. The artworks of Lukas Kühne are dedicated to space and frequency and Tvísöngur is a part of a series of artwork by this German artist, which has to do with musical forms.

This mushroom-looking sculpture is actually interconnected domes in different sizes. Each one of the domes has a "resonance that corresponds to a tone in the Icelandic musical tradition of five-tone harmony and it serves as an amplifier for that tone" - quite brilliant! 

I got this information from the website Visit Seyðisfjörður as I am not that clever when it comes to playing music ;)

The Sound Sculpture Tvísöngur in Seyðisfjörður East-Iceland

Tvísöngur

The domes range from two to four meters in height and cover 30 sq.m. The acoustics inside Tvísöngur are really amazing. I moved from one dome to another and started singing to try out the acoustics.

The sound changed inside each one of the domes. We had so much fun in there moving from one dome to another making sounds, behaving like kids ;)

The artist created this reinforced concrete sculpture in cooperation with Seyðisfjörður town, with the support of the Goethe Institute in Copenhagen and the Mayor of Seyðisfjörður. The sculpture was unveiled in 2012.The Sound Sculpture Tvísöngur in Seyðisfjörður East-Iceland

The view from Tvísöngur

It is great fun visiting this work of art, trying to sing in all the domes teaches one a lot about acoustics. This area is quiet and tranquil and one doesn't have to feel embarrassed about raising one's voice to sing out loud, given that you are like me and not a professional singer.

The sound sculpture is open every day around the clock. Do pay it a visit, there is a kind of mystique connected to visiting it. And the view from the mountainside is fantastic - of Seyðisfjörður town, the fjord, and the surrounding mountains. So peaceful and lovely.

The Sound Sculpture Tvísöngur in Seyðisfjörður East-Iceland

I visited Tvísöngur for the second time in 2020

The sound sculpture is just above Strandarvegur street. There is an uphill hike up a gravel road for about 15 minutes. 

I add a link to an aerial map where the sculpture can be seen on the mountainside.

 
Seyðisfjörður village is a picturesque little village with around 700 inhabitants. It has a large number (Iceland scale) of old wooden colourful houses.
 
A big attraction in Seyðisfjörður is the rainbow street leading to the Seyðisfjarðarkirkja church - the blue church.
The rainbow street in Seyðisfjörður village East-Iceland
The rainbow street in Seyðisfjörður and the blue church
 
This is a very popular photo - I love such rainbow locations and search for them in my country. We also have a rainbow street in Reykjavík - the Skólavörðustígur rainbow street. And the rainbow stairs in the Westman Islands.
 
Then we have the rainbow entrance to a hotel at Breiðdalsvík in East-Iceland where we stayed for one night. And several other locations, like the rainbow wall in Borgarnes village in West-Iceland.
Regína on The rainbow street in Seyðisfjörður East-Iceland
My husband and I on the rainbow street
 
In the summer of 2020, I stayed in Seyðisfjörður for one night in a hotel right by the sea.
 
I woke up in the middle of the bright summer night and when I looked outside it was foggy.
 
But the fog was lifting and the most beautiful sight appeared. I went outside in my pajamas with my camera and took some photos. 
Seyðisfjörður village in East-Iceland
Isn't this pretty :)

 

We drove around Iceland 3 times in the summer of 2020 when we couldn't travel abroad due to Covid.

There are so many highlights of these trips, but my stay at Seyðisfjörður was one of the highlights of my last trip with my husband and my father-in-law. It was amazing being all alone by the sea in the middle of the bright, serene summer night.

Seyðisfjörður village in East-Iceland

Once in the Eastfjords check out the guided tours to make the most of your East-Iceland visit:

Nature and Culture - Super Jeep Tour

Reindeer Safari - East Fjords Super Jeep Adventure

Streiti Coast - A Super Jeep Sightseeing Tour

All the wonderful guided tours of the Wilderness Centre of Iceland  & the Travel East-Iceland. I would love to join one of their tours one day as there is nothing like being shown around by a local in my opinion :)

To reach Seyðisfjörður you can rent a car in Reykjavík  and drive up to the Eastfjords.

Have a lovely time in East-Iceland :)