Renting a car is the best option for travelers heading from Lake Myvatn to the seaside village of Seydisfjordur in the Eastfjords. The 125-mile (201 km) journey has bountiful opportunities for scenic stops, so it's wise to allow for extra time—think waterfalls and gorgeous views. It is possible to do a private transfer as well, but in Iceland, this is typically an expensive option.
For more highlights from Seydisfjordur and the Eastfjords, check out this article.
Duration: 3 hours (direct); 7+ hours (with stops)
Driving directly from Lake Myvatn to Seydisfjordur would take approximately three hours—however, there are plenty of stops worth exploring, so it’s suggested to take more time.
Driving the Ring Road (Route 1) to Route 93 at Egilsstadir will have you entering the stunning landscape of the Eastfjords. Possible detours include Dettifoss and Hafragilsfoss waterfalls, two of the most famous cascades in Iceland. And just south of Egilsstadir, you’ll encounter two more waterfalls via hiking: Hengifoss and Litlanesfoss.
Once in Seydisfjordur, enjoy the sea views and visit the famous blue church—or embark on one of the area’s treks, like this 3-day trek starting in Borgarfjörður. Visit the Skaftfell Cultural Center for a look into the arts and cultural vibes that give the village its personality.
By Private Transfer or Day Tour
Duration: 7-9 hours
It’s possible to hire a driver for a private tour to Seydisfjordur for the day, or to transfer there as a base for exploring the area.