View towards Fjordur with Seyðisfjörður hidden in the fog

A walk at Seyðisfjörður

I tried to crawl out of bed early today, but with partial success. Weather looked promising so we go with our plan to walk along a ridge we have identified that runs along to the south of Seyðisfjörður to a mountain called Fjordur.

TV relay station for Seyðisfjörður

We park the Landrover at the top of the pass and started out at 10:30 along what turned out to be a long trek. After several interesting stream crossings we get to the first hill and start climbing. There is plenty of snow too. We spot a strange looking hut on the hillside and go and investigate. There are 3 battery charging windmills and a set of photovoltaic panels. Looks like it is some sort of TV relay station, presumably for Seyðisfjörður.

We continue along the ridge and have a meagre lunch. The ridge we have picked has long flat tops, and steep cols between. The cols have very narrow ridges that prove an interesting scramble. We had hoped to go long way along the ridge past Seyðisfjörður, but we have been far too ambitious in our planning and have to compromise on the largest peak of the ridge at 1125m. There is quite a scramble too the summit, where we take a set of silly self timed photos. Returned along the same route. Today’s argument centred on the question of whether Tom really was a bit of a wally for failing to sign his passport.

Seyðisfjörður appears out of the fog on our walk to Fjordur

The streams we had crossed on the way out had risen since the morning, and crossing back was even more of a challenge.  A small deviation in the route also meant we crossed one river 3 times rather than just once, although it was not too clear what happened until we looked back at what we had done. Back at the Landrover by 20:10, so a long day for us, and we are all a bit tired. Drove down to Seyðisfjörður and are now camped on the north side of the fjord opposite the town. Several families of eiders are swimming about in front of us on the sea, and all the adults look like females. Perhaps male eiders don’t get involved with raising chicks.

Tom on a pinnacle on the way to Fjordur

Fooling about on the summit of Fjordur

View from our camp site, near Seyðisfjörður

View from the top for Fjordur looking south east