The Viking dinner last night was surprisingly good. We started with an appetizer – shark, prepared the gypsy way (buried in the ground for half a year). It tasted horrible, but I managed to get it down like a real Viking would. Local schnapps (which wasn’t bad at all) helped me get rid of the taste. Next course was a cream vegetable soup with squid. It was a little bit spicy and the overall taste was great.
In between meals there was also some cultural programme. A man and a woman in viking outfits were playing folk songs. They did a great job. The man’s voice was very strong and clear – this is what real Vikings probably sounded like.
The main course was lamb. It was prepared in a saucep with tarragon and some spices (maybe cumine). The meat was really tender. It was a one of the best lamb I ever had, up there with a secret location in Slovenia ;-). We had a yoghurt desert with wild berries, which tasted simmilar to pannacotta.
Today we went on a southern adventure (:-)). We saw another waterfall, which was special because we could walk under it (behind the water). I took some photos so you can see what it’s about – again, it was really beautiful. Next stop was a glacier. The sight of it made me want to hiking, so I guess I will have to come back one day :-).
Our next stop was a village called Vik. It’s the southernmost point of Iceland. There we saw one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world (according to lonely planet). It’s really an impressive sight, but the photos aren’t that good because the lighting wasn’t as perfect as usual (it was a bit cloudy).
The sky more than made up for it at our next stop for today at (yet another) waterfall. It was really beautiful and even a double rainbow appeared. Of course there are lots of photos from there here as well..
At today’s last stop I took some pictures of horses and bought some cookies. Phase one of the plan for tonight is to go get a hot dog from the most famous place in Reykjavik. After that we’re going out of the city to witness the Northern lights if we get lucky.