Friday, August 9, 2013

The Northern Coast - A place of immense beauty and magic

Siglufjördur on the north coast epitomizes a great blend of Iceland's history and natural beauty. The Herring Museum brings it to life eloquently. The town's fortunes are improving and its future is bright thanks in large part to the efforts an American-Icelandic investor.

Driving along the coast on the way to Sauðárkrókur one comes across Lónkot--an idyllic spot on the coast across from Drangey (an imposing island in the middle of Skagafjördur). There we met Pálína, an effervescent and multi-talented designer/chef/classical dancer, who prepared a fabulous Arctic char dish and introduced us to the work of Sölvi Helgasson an Icelandic artist from the 19th century.  We never cease to be amazed at the wonderful surprises hiding all over Iceland.