One cannot help but wonder what it is exactly that makes people tick in these tiny fishing communities hugging the north Atlantic coast. What is it that forms such a bond that people fight tooth and nail to keep these villages afloat, striving to save them from abandonment - such has been the fate of so many before them? Embark on a journey of enlightenment and visit the eco-conscious fishing village of Suðureyri. This is a tour with a difference that allows the locals to answer these questions themselves. We will stop at various intervals to enjoy sumptuous tastes of local produce during an in-depth guided tour.
Sustainable and surprising
Be prepared for some cultural surprises; like the local business man that has been crowned an honorary chief in an African village, all thanks to his dedicated efforts in researching the alternative uses for fish waste. Even the local fishing boats get in on the eco act as Suðureyri is now principally a base for speed-boat fishermen, who sail quickly out to sea and return to land with fresh, high-quality catches. Such is the speed and efficiency of the entire operation that the local catch is on sale in Europe a mere 36 hours later. These are local fishermen that strive to practice sustainable, environmentally friendly fishing in complete harmony with nature. They know that this will ensure their own future and that of their children. Suðureyri is also the only community in the locality that enjoys a supply of geothermal hot water that provides enough hot water to heat all the buildings in the village and the outdoor swimming pool (the only one of its kind in the area); while a hydroelectric power station ensures residents have access to hydro-powered electricity.