Friday, July 9, 2010

Seydisfjordur, Iceland. July 1, 2010

It is only a day's cruising to reach the Northeastern Icelandic port of Seydisfordur from the port of Torhavn in the Faroe Islands. We hadn't been to this Icelandic port before. We left on a motorcoach for the delightful town of Eskifordur. Both the driver and the guide were from this town. They have a very nice (but small) Maritime Museum run by the local senior citizens. Nearby was the Helgustadur Mine which is not longer in use, but was important in the mining of Spar, used in microscopes and the like.

Lunch at the Randulfjohus Dock House consisted of dried cod snacks, fermented shark pieces, as well as schnapps made from potatoes and cumin called "Black Death". To be fair, we also had potato salad, field corn, rhubarb jelly, and lamb.

On the return trip to Seydisfordur, we stopped at the Museum of the War Years in the town of Reydarfjordur. There were presentations of the World War II activities with their British allies in the severe northern Icelandic climate.

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