You'll be able to follow me here as I take Eldhus; Icelands little House of Food on a culinary tour of Iceland's beauty spots. we'll be exploring the best food that Iceland has to offer between the 7th and 18th March 2012. I'll be blogging, uploading pictures and sharing each days recipes from our time on the road! I'll be here every step of the way taking care of our Icelandic cooks and all the lucky tourists who get the chance to dine at our little house.
There is always a queue in front of this restaurant, but that really doesn't matter. And no, it's not MacDonalds - they've already closed down in Iceland, probably the only country in the world where they went out of business.
So, tonight we took our Eldhús here and when you look out of the window you only see blue water. This blue water is our direct connection to mother nature. It comes from the sea and deep, deep below us.
"There is more salmon in this river, then the whole population of Iceland". Johannes who is our surprise guest and a professional in the art of catching salmon is tells us. He tells us many stories about catching a salmon and from what he says it seems to me that it is much easier to catch a salmon in Ranga river then it is for a local to find a date in a bar in Reykjavik.
After a wonderful evening in Stokkseyri we head out further East to the picturesque Seljalandsfoss waterfall that stands at the roots of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Eyjafjallajökul can be shortened to E15 (an E followed by 15 unpronounceable letters!)
It's day four of our trip and it feels quite strange to be parking our Eldhús among all these beautiful amazing old houses of Reykjavik. If Eldhús were a person, it would feel honoured and grateful for being here.
"Icelanders went from Stone Age to modernity in one jump. That's why we believe in Elves, Trolls and ghosts but at the same time are a very modern nation." Pétur is answering the question of why Icelanders seem to act so spontaneously about so many things.
09/03/2012 14:49 GMT
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