As we got closer we could see its smooth skin and swept back fin, this was no humpback, we were pretty sure this was a fin whale! Normally they live 30miles off the coast, but this curious beast had come only a kilometre or so off the shore. To get a proper identification we looked between the dorsal fin and the tail flukes. Another name for a fin whale is a razorback, because it has a prominent ridge in that area. When the fin whale arched its back to do a deep dive we saw this line clearly.
On Monday we had Bolludagur, when kids spank their parents to get delicious cream filled buns. Then, on Tuesday, the last day before Lent we
You can buy buns from every bakery in the country, but the traditional way is to earn it. Children have a small stick with coloured paper on the end – called a bolluvöndur – and they spank their parents with it whilst shouting “Bolla! bolla! bolla!” Which means “Buns! Buns! Buns!”
Glaciers are one of Iceland’s top attractions, whether you want to view them from a far or ice climb in their crevasses. But these beautiful
Our international airport – Keflavik is 50km from Reykjavik the drive is 45 minutes on a good day. So an airport transfer in a taxi that can cost you $200 that you could spend whale watching or gazing at the northern lights with us.
During Thorrablot we eat a lot of meat, preserved in traditional ways, and using all the parts of the animal, and we mean all of them. Sour ram’s testicles are definitely a thing here, you can buy them in the local supermarket even!