Sunday, 1 June 2014

The Most Beautiful Town In Iceland

The cruise up Seydisfjordur this morning at 08:00 was breath-taking.  It is easily one of the most beautiful fjords we have visited.  We had clear blue skies and the sea was flat calm.  Fantastic!  I would go as far to say that Seydisfjordur is the prettiest location we have visited in all of Iceland and that is saying something!

Lots of people opted to join the leisurely walking tour around Seydisfjordur.  At 11:00 there was a church service to honour  seamen and their families. 
Just about everyone took advantage of the beautiful weather and went exploring this picturesque town on their own.  All too soon it was time to bid adieu to Seydisfjordur as we had two destinations again today.  Our next stop was Eskifjordur.
About 20 minutes outside of Seydisfjordur the Captain took Fram close to an excellent seabird cliff where we had good views of Northern Fulmars, Kittiwakes, Guillemots and a few Puffins.
We weren’t due to arrive in Eskifjordur until 16:30 which provided time for a couple of lectures.
In Eskifjordur we had several optional excursions on offer.  The spectacular tour to Moifjordur was very popular and seven people chose to go horse back riding on Icelandic horses.
Several of our guests went fishing in our Polar Cirkel boats with some of our officers.  While the weather was really ideal for boating, and viewing sea bird colonies, perhaps it wasn’t the best for fishing.  This time our fisherman caught very few fish, but they all had a great time on the water!

In the evening the ship’s crew once again entertained everyone with a show in the Observation Lounge at 22:00