Saturday, 12 September 2015

A day in Flateyri

Day 3 12.09.2015

Flateyri welcomed us with beautiful weather. The cozy village invites for roaming around with small information plaques all around the streets. There is also a tiny museum about the history of stock fish in an old stock fish barn and a quirky book shop featuring an old Icelandic apartment preserved for exhibition or a nonsense museum. For those, who however want to see more, there was an excursion by bus to see a botanical garden with icelands hardy flowers and to see the landscape.

After lunch we set sail for our last destination on the island of ice and fire: Ísafjörður. We passed Vigur Island with its Eider Duck farm and spotted a group of Humpback whales. On the way everyone could equip themselves with Muck boots as preparation for the wet landings in Greenland and already 20:30 we arrived in Ísafjörður. Then many left Fram already for an evening walk, as we would stay in this port over night.

Beautiful weather to adore the landscape

View through the avalanche barrier

Our greenlandic expedition team member Lola enjoys an ice cream

The quirky bookstore

A little wash for MV Fram

Humback whale

The Eider farm on Vigur Island

Muck boot rack

In the Muck boot fitting "store"