Best Catfish in Iceland! – Chapter 15

Monday, June 15, 2015

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We woke up this morning at around 7:30 am. Again, we didn’t have the best night sleep in the new camper van, oh well, we decided we would go ahead and eat the Frosted Cheerios with banana for breakfast again. After we were finished, Jeremy went down to the bath house and when he came back, he found some LEGO in the side door of the Happy Camper, along the weather-stripping, and immediately we knew this van was meant for us!

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We had some free time this morning so we decided to go on a hike to the waterfall at the campground. Like I said before, this camping area was amazing! Blooming flowers everywhere, waterfall, great overview of the mountains, and just gorgeous! We hiked all around and even had an impromptu little photo shoot, the scenery is just so inspiring!

Once we were finished with our hike, we hopped in the van and drove down to town and parked at the Tourist Office, we wanted to go for a walk around, this was by far probably our favorite town during the entire trip. So peaceful and quiet, the fjord, the mountains, the homes, the atmosphere…it was literally perfect to us! It was pretty cool that most of the houses here were either made out of wood or tin, something we never really see back home at all. And yes…the water really is this crystal and blue!

When we completed our little walking tour of the town, we still had a little time left before we were going for lunch so we decided to go over to the Bonus in town to pick up our groceries, and then fill up with fuel because after lunch we were headed out. We have really come to miss the Bonus stores actually, they always had such interesting stuff, and really great prices, so if you are in Iceland, stop at them, they are all over and you really never know what each one is going to have!

Finally it was time to go and get lunch, we have been waiting for this one for a while! We drove back over in to town and parked outside of Tjorhusid. It didn’t open until Noon, so we waited for just a little bit before we made it inside! We sat down at a table and the server brought us some water, let us know the fish they had that day which were salted cod, cod tails, halibut, or catfish. I went with the catfish (because I didn’t know Icelandic catfish was a thing, and I wanted to compare with home) and Jeremy went with the Halibut. We also opted for the fish soup as an appetizer sort of because we had heard such amazing things about it, and let me tell you it did not disappoint! This food was delicious, we still think about it to this day when we eat seafood. We were absolutely full and for $40, it was a fantastic meal!

We finished up our meal and started on our journey once again. Our next destination was to buy a ticket for the Baldur Ferry. We first went through a tunnel which the majority of the time was 1 lane, so we had to keep pulling off to the side to let other people go by. We finally made it out of there and started down the “Major Hwy” which was a gravel/dirt road and seemed pretty dangerous with the steep cliff drop offs.

Next time we will be stopping by the Dynjandi waterfall, buying a ticket for the ferry and going to see the Puffin at the Latrabjarg Cliffs, my absolute favorite thing we did our entire trip!

Total distance driven on this leg of the trip: 84.6 km

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Links and Places we Visited in This Post:

  1. Tungudalur Camground Ísafjörður
  2. Tjorhusid Restaurant
  3. Town of Ísafjörður
  4. Bonus Sueprmarket 
  5. Orkan/Shell Fuel Station
  6. Vestfirðir Tunnel

As always, if you have any questions about anywhere we went or just any comments in general, please feel free to leave them down below! If you would like to see more of the places we have been, check out our travel map on the About page! Have a great day!

continue reading…Chapter 16

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