Sunday, 14 September 2014

07.09 Ísafjörður DAY 4

After spending the night in the harbor of Ísafjörður, with the first northern lights of the season we had a day packed with activities. 
Today we could choose between horseback riding, hiking to the famous troll’s throne and a guided bus trip to a nearby fishing village.
I was on the excursion to Suðureyri (fishing village.) They claim to be the most sustainable fishery in Iceland and also have a lot of interesting history. The trip is called savour the flavour, so it involved tasting of different fish dishes. The most interesting was maybe the “hard-fish,” dried in the wind for 6 weeks and nothing else. You need a hammer to soften in up to make it eatable and also surprisingly tasty, and believed to be the reason for the high life expectancy in the area of 95-107 years.  

We left Iceland at 16.00. and started a 24 hour crossing over the notorious Denmark-strait to Greenland and Scoresbysund. The rest of the day was spent on the ship, with lectures and the spectacular fashion show performed by the expedition team.