During our cruise aboard the Oriana we
made a stop at Akureyri, a town in the north of Iceland. My colleague
on the EBL Executive Committee, Jafet Olafsson, lives in Reykjavik and
has a summer home in Husavik, an hours drive from Akureyri. Jafet met
us at the ship and took us on a tour of the beautiful area. Then we
his summer home where he had prepared a lunch consisting of tasty
Icelandic traditional foods - smoked lamb, smoked trout. gravlax,
jellied sheeps head, lyfrapylsa (a sausage made with sheeps innards and
resembling Scottish haggis) and dried fish.
Jafet went out of his way to show us around, driving hundreds of miles
and going to a lot of trouble.
(Doreen will prepare an account with pictures and more details when the
cruise has finished. In the meantime there are some pictures of
some of the highlights here.