Owner Magnus and kitchen staff prepare the feast.
Text: Carolyn Bain. Photos: Arni Saeberg

Fishy business

Destination dining: a delicious fish feast in a cosy Westfjords locale

I can’t be the only person who travels around pristine fjord regions and begins to daydream about escaping to a cute fishing village, to live out my days reading, writing and walking in the hills. It’s not just me, right? In my daydream, my village of choice has a restaurant a lot like Isafjordur’s Tjoruhusid (“The Tar House”).

After having spent the summer in the wild, the herd of 550 horses is driven towards Laufskalarett pen to be reunited with their owners. Photo: Gunnar Freyr Gunnarsson.
Laufskalarett from above. Photo: Gunnar Freyr Gunnarsson.
An aerial view of Hjaltadalsa river. Photo: Gunnar Freyr Gunnarsson.

Travelling Trollaskagi

Horse roundup and other adventures in the kingdom of trolls.

Laufskalarett in North Iceland: After having spent the summer in the wild, the herd of 550 horses is driven towards Laufskalarett pen to be reunited with their owners. “I grew up in the shadow of Trollaskagi (“Troll Peninsula”). At 1,213 m (3,980 ft), Sulur – one of the peninsula’s many mountains – rises over Akureyri.”

Connecting the North