The Torshavn - Seydisfjordur service was operated by Smyril Line.
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The city of Torshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands and lies on the east coast of Streymoy. To the north west of the city is the mountain Husareyn and the mountain Kirkjuboreyn to the south west. For visitors entering the city from the sea will observe the city banking up before them as it was built on the side of a hill. The city was first established during Viking Times and the timber buildings are still visible. They are all painted red and have turf roofs and are home to the Faroe's Government and the Prime Minister. They are situated on the spot where the first settlers held their annual parliament. The exact date is not known but the town’s history can be traced back to around 900 AD when the first Viking settlers arrived on the island by longboat from Norway.
The harbour is served by the Smyril Line international ferry service to Denmark and Iceland. The harbour is also used by domestic ferry services of Strandfaraskip Landsins within the Faroe Islands, chiefly on the route to Tvoroyri.
Seydisfjordur is regarded by many as one of Iceland's prettiest town in the main because it is the only town in Iceland where it is possible to see so many well preserved wooden buildings and led the poet Matthias Johannessen to call Seydisfjordur a “pearl enclosed in a shell.” The town can trace its origins back to foreign merchants, mainly from Denmark, who began trading in the town in the middle of the 19th century. However, the town's fortunes and its growth really took off when the Icelandic Herring fishery was established by the Norwegians between 1870 and 1900. The Norwegians built up a number of herring fishing facilities, and in a matter of years the little community grew into a booming town.
The long calm, deep fjord of Seydisfjordur twists and turns for 17 km from its mouth to the head of the fjord, where the town shelters beneath Mt. Strandartindur and Mt. Bjolfur.