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Best of East Iceland May 30 - June 6

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  • Seyðisfjörður town is Iceland's port of Smyril Line ferry. The ferry links Iceland with the Faroe Islands and Denmark.

This is the East Iceland section of Best of Iceland This Week, the only Icelandic guide of its kind. New every week.


Last Chance
Majesty in Skaftafell’ is the title of an exhibit that was opened in March this year in the town of Seyðisfjörður in East Iceland. The exhibit closes on June 2nd, making this weekend your very last chance to see the works. The graduating class at the Iceland Academy of the Arts put the exhibition together, but in preparing for the exhibit the students spent two weeks in Seyðisfjörður getting to know its people and its culture.
A video from the opening of the show is available on YouTube, but the students created a volcanic eruption.  

A triathlon for everyone
The street-triathlon is an annual event in the town of Eskifjörður where the young and the old, families and individuals get to compete and cheer each other on to build team spirit among the citizens of the East Coast. Registration is closed, but the event itself takes place on May 31st. The competition is for children (aged 6-12 years) and adults (13 and up) and to encourage families to register, there’s a 50% discount of the registration fee if a parent is grouped with their child. Cheering people on is absolutely free and international (as well as local) support is appreciated.
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Creative with attention to detail
The name Hildibrandur is not all too common in Iceland anymore, but it is believed that the male carrying the name is both creative and detail oriented. It is perhaps not inappropriate that the Hildibrand Hotel in Neskaupsstaður Village puts an emphasis on organizing creative activities for its customers. The hotel has only just opened, but if you’re in East Iceland it’s worth stopping by to grab a little taste of their menu at Kaupfélagsbarinn Bistro.  

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