A few days later, our travel plans changed (click here to learn more), and we found ourselves unexpectedly in the seaside village of Stykkishólmur on the Snaefellsnes Penninsula. This small village of about 1,000 people relies primarily on fishing and tourism. Due to its natural harbor, it’s believed this area served as a trading post as early as the mid-16th century. The village includes many historic homes, some of which now serve as hotels and restaurants. One afternoon we enjoyed lunch at a restaurant called Sjavarpakkhusid, located in one of these historic buildings in the harbor. We definitely appreciated the delicious, traditional Icelandic fish soup.
It seems there is a lesson here for me. In the midst of researching and scheduling future travels, allow plenty time for the unexpected, for these may be among the most memorable moments of all.
Planning a trip to Iceland? Be sure to read this article from BlackgirlZen.
Would you like to learn more about our trip to Iceland? Click here.