Viking Sushi

Stykkishólmur is a small town about two hours drive from Reykjavík. It’s my husband’s hometown. It is absolutely beautiful, with many old houses that have recently been renovated, a small church and two or three restaurants and/or cafés that are definitely worth a visit.

The harbor is filled with small boats and on the dock there a restaurant that offers fish soup and catch of the day. It’s so nice to sit there on the terrace and enjoy a meal or drinks. A tiny island rises tall in the background, giving the scenery a spectacular twist.

There is also a travel agency, Seatours, that offers rides in the sea, and something they call Viking Sushi. Behold:


Viking sushi goes really well with a glass of white wine. Or two.


The crabs were just set loose into the ocean again. There’s not a tradition for eating them raw, I don’t think. That’s me holding one of those cute little squirmy lovelies.

krabbi hólmurinn

The starfish are also just dunked back to the sea. This one seems to be regrowing one of it’s limbs. They do that you know.



I was like, uber pregnant, so, no alcohol or raw fish for me. Bad timing on my part. The trip was fantastic though.

égoghubbyThe scenery out in the ocean is something to write a blog about.






2 thoughts on “Viking Sushi

  1. chère berglind, merci for your article about viking sushi – you invite people to share their dreams – mine is (so modest!) to identify & solve the biggest human problem of my lifetime & actuate the solution as far as I can – I don’t start with hunger cuz no one with money is hungry & I don’t start with poverty cuz no one with a good job is poor – I start with JOBS figuring that with full employment, the rest of the economy will take care of itself for awhile (and then I have further upgrades) – so I have a website at timesizing(dot)com on restoring wartime levels of full employment without war by converting overtime into training&hiring and adjusting the workweek gradually downward till there’s enough overtime-recycling jobs to max employment, spending and dynamic self-sufficiency – I only know two things in Icelandic, from two nursing students at Boston University in the 1980s, one was Ingrid Marteinsdottir I think – their favourite joke was “Minnesota, more whisky!” and they told me to greet Icelanders like this – kom du sal og blessudh! – phil hyde, sustainable economic design

    • That’a wonderful dream! Thanks for sharing. So awesome that you remember this bit of icelandic you were taught, komdu sæll sömuleiðis (hello to you too) 🙂

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