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Iceland Aug 2021 - SEYDISFJORDUR

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Woke up in a pretty town pronounced "say-this-fyurther" with colorful kit houses from Norway and a ferry that comes from Denmark & the Faroe islands once weekly. If I had a choose a favorite port, this might be it.It's pretty, the town is easy to get to, it has old buildings and a photogenic rainbow street with blue church, and we were in port that night until 11 PM. And I saw puffins, close up, possibly on one of the last weeks they were around before migration. I took a long "In the Footsteps of the Elves" excursion not described as puffin seeking, but I had done enough research pre-cruise to learn that it was a very good bet for finding the cute little black and white darlings. It did NOT let me down. The location was Hafnarholmi harbor. We also saw & heard about,elves. Meanwhile, Howard went to see a World War II Museum and Maritime Museum.
After my excursion I stayed in town to see modest but colorful sights, fighting rain and a sudden swarm of Icelandic tourists trying to get that perfect picture with no humans in the way. Then I came back to the ship and Howard and I went to a planetarium video and dinner. Surprisingly, I saw NO lighthouses today/tonight. It didn't matter.

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Woke up in Seydisfjordur, population 650. With 715 cruisers, we doubled the population for a day!
Woke up in Seydisfjordur, population 650. With 715 cruisers, we doubled the population for a day!
Mountains and fog
Mountains and fog
We docked where ferry docks; some ships anchor/tender
We docked where ferry docks; some ships anchor/tender
Elevator gives location of gangway each way - thank you, Viking Cruises! Love the electronic helps.
Elevator gives location of gangway each way - thank you, Viking Cruises! Love the electronic helps.
Went on another long coach trip. Saw another waterfall.  They're everywhere.
Went on another long coach trip. Saw another waterfall. They're everywhere.
Walked up Alfaborg Hill, where Elf Mother lives.  Didn't see her but a dog was up there being photographed!
Walked up Alfaborg Hill, where Elf Mother lives. Didn't see her but a dog was up there being photographed!
Camping in Alfaborg. Camping is allowed just about everywhere in Iceland.
Camping in Alfaborg. Camping is allowed just about everywhere in Iceland.
 Bakkagerdi is all about puffins
Bakkagerdi is all about puffins
Town of Bakkegerdi from Alfaborg Hill
Town of Bakkegerdi from Alfaborg Hill
Saw this mother, son & baby making their way slowly through a field.
Saw this mother, son & baby making their way slowly through a field.
National flower of Iceland
National flower of Iceland
Lots of elf folklore here.  This is reputedly the former home of the Elf Mother
Lots of elf folklore here. This is reputedly the former home of the Elf Mother
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