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Meat Soup: Waterfall at E15

(0) Comments | Posted 19 April 2012 | (13:45)

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!)

Our chef of the day at the beautiful waterfall is local Þorgerður...

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One Clinton Please!

(0) Comments | Posted 22 March 2012 | (10:19)

There is always a queue in front of this restaurant, but that really doesn't matter. They serve you so fast that I can promise you that you will get your meal within one minute and within that minute you will have paid for you meal as well. It is the...

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An Earthly Experience in a Blue World

(0) Comments | Posted 18 March 2012 | (08:32)

"Houston we don't have a problem. We just landed on the moon. There is a weird blue lake nearby and steam coming from it...It's very warm and extremely cosy. We may be some time. Over and out!" When I'm in the Blue Lagoon surrounded by lava and open space it...

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Catching a Salmon is Easier Than Finding a Date in Reykjavik.

(0) Comments | Posted 17 March 2012 | (09:37)

"Where are you from, beautiful lady? You're not from the west coast are you? From Þingeyri? Oh! Ok... Really? Was your grandfather's name maybe Þorleifur? I see. Well then. See you later". This is a typical dialogue that could have happened between me a beautiful young lady late at night...

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20 Feet Under: Having Dinner With the Fishes

(0) Comments | Posted 13 March 2012 | (16:48)

I was a bit nervous placing Eldhús at the end of an old dock in Stokkseyri. When I was 12 years old working on a farm one Summer I learned how to drive a tractor backwards with a trailer full of hay. It's not a great memory as I hit...

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Danger! Hekla and Geysir joined in Eldhús

(0) Comments | Posted 12 March 2012 | (14:14)

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.

Today we're at Reykjavík's Árbæjarsafn, a museum that preserves old...

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Christmas Eve Dinner in Iceland's Eldhús in March?

(0) Comments | Posted 8 March 2012 | (17:23)

"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 whereas Europeans would discuss...

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