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Fjardara Lake Rejseguide

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Rif, Iceland
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Austurvegur 17b 710, 710 Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
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Fjardara could be the most idyllic lake in Iceland.Fjardara is a small, picture-perfect lake in Seydisfjordur, in the beautiful Eastfjords. It's a fantastic spot for strolls and serene moments at the water's edge.

The Fjardara lake, or "Fjaðrará" in Icelandic, is surrounded by lush landscapes and towering peaks, with the charming town of Seydisfjordur lining its shores. The lake is a tranquil place for visitors seeking peaceful moments in nature.

With its crystal-clear waters reflecting the surrounding beauty, Fjardara lake provides an awe-inspiring setting for walking or quiet contemplation along its shores. This gorgeous lake offers great photo opportunities and a lovely attraction in East Iceland.

You can explore Fjardara lake and Seydisfjordur town during self-drive tours around Iceland's Ring Road. The lake is only a 30-minute detour off Route 1 with a rental car.

Several tours from Seydisfjordur capture the region's essence and introduce travelers to off-the-beaten-track attractions in the Eastfjords. Take a five-hour super jeep tour of the Mjoifjordur fjord departing from Seydisfjordur, or book a private excursion for a personalized experience.


Photo from Við Lónið Guesthouse No edits made.


Location of Fjardara Lake and How to Get There

Fjardara lake is only 17 miles (27 kilometers) from Egilsstadir, an easy drive for those touring the country independently.

Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Kasa Fue.

Fjardara lake is in Seydisfjordur town, at the base of the Seydisfjordur fjord in East Iceland. As you drive to the town, you'll pass the river that feeds the lake, known by the same name. By the town, a small strip of land separates the lake's north side from the fjord. It's just wide enough for a road to run through it, framing the lake.

Fjardara lake is only 17 miles (27 kilometers) from Egilsstadir, an easy drive for those touring the country independently with an affordable rental car. Departing Egisstadir, drive along Road 93 (Seydisfjardarvegur) to Seydisfjordur. The lake is at the end of the road, in the middle of town.

Regular flights connect Reykjavik and Egilsstadir. Those who prefer not to drive to the other side of the country could fly to Egisstadir Airport and rent a car from there.

If happen to be traveling to Iceland by ferry from mainland Europe, you'll arrive in Seydisfjordur. The ferry dock is just over the road from the lake. The two to three-day ferry offers an exciting way for travelers to begin their travels around Iceland.

Fjardara Lake Features

The Fjardara lakeside is the place to come for impressive photos and to experience a sense of awe.Photo from Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. No edits made.

Fjardara is an idyllic lake. It looks like something from a fairytale when the surrounding buildings and mountains reflect onto its calm, crystal-clear waters.

Seydisfjordur town is known for its colorful buildings. The contrast of vibrant colors against the earthy tones of the lake, fjord, and mountains creates a feast for the eyes. The Fjardara lakeside is the place to come for impressive photos and to experience a sense of awe in nature.

Fjadrara is perfect for a picknick on a nice summer dayPhoto from Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. No edits made.

There are plenty of accommodations in Seydisfjordur, some of which provide views of the lakefront. The Vid Lonid Guesthouse is a standout option known for its remarkable vistas and comfortable lodging. Staying at Fjardara lake is a lovely way to immerse yourself fully in Seydisfjordur's picturesque surroundings.

Attractions Near Fjadrara Lake

Seydisfjordur is a treasure trove of glorious sights and cultural gems, making it a must-visit destination for travelers exploring the East fjords of Iceland.

Seydisfjordur is a treasure trove of glorious sights and cultural gems, making it a must-visit destination for travelers exploring the East fjords. The town is renowned for its quaint buildings, which provide an enchanting backdrop for photos. One highlight is the rainbow street leading to the blue Seydisfjardarkirkja church, a prime photo hotspot that captures the town's charm and character.

Art enthusiasts will find Seydisfjordur a haven of creativity, with the renowned Skaftfell Art Center showcasing contemporary artworks and fostering a thriving cultural scene. Visitors can immerse themselves in the local art scene and explore exhibitions and community events here.

For a deeper dive into the region's history and heritage, the Technical Museum of East Iceland offers fascinating insights into the area's industrial past and technological innovations. From historic machinery to interactive displays, the museum provides an engaging experience for visitors of all ages.

There are many beautiful Iceland waterfalls in Seydisfjordur

Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Navin75. Vestdalsfossar waterfalls.

Nature lovers will appreciate the beauty of the Fjardara river, which feeds into Fjardara lake. This pristine waterway offers fishing and hiking opportunities and features 25 waterfalls along its course. 

A scenic out-and-back hiking trail from Fjardara lake is perfect for those keen to explore on foot. This 5.2-mile (8.4-kilometer) trek winds through a birch forest and past numerous small waterfalls, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. You can also enjoy a lovely hike to the Vestdalsfossar waterfalls, surrounded by the lush mountains of Seydisfjordur.

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