Place of the week: Reykjavík – Food & Fun festival

The core element of the Food & Fun festival involves world-acclaimed chefs collaborating with Reykjavik’s finest restaurants. The last day of the festival is March 1st.

Each chef is assigned to one of the participating restaurants, where they prepare a special menu crafted from Icelandic ingredients only, commonly held to be the best in the world by Icelanders. The menus are presented at all the restaurants for an entire week.

In addition, the chefs themselves are on site for three nights during the festival week. The second element of the festival is the chef competition, which takes place on March 1st in Harpa, open to public. The chefs compete by making three courses, made out of only Icelandic ingredients.

Further information can be found on Food & Fun webpage.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall near Eyjafjallajökull

Seljalandsfoss is one of the higher waterfalls in Iceland, though
it has little water.
A path at the bottom of the cliff makes it possible
to walk behind the fall. The waterfall and its surroundings are
floodlit at night.

Seljalandsfoss is in South Iceland near Eyjafjallajökull Glacier which can be seen in the background of this photo.

Eyjafjallajökull became worldfamous when it erupted in the springtime 2010.

Dyrhólaey on the South Coast

Dyrhólaey, (“Doorway hill island”) a cape or headland 110-120 m
with perpendicular cliffs on the southern and western sides and a
narrow rock rim with an arch-shaped opening through it protruding into
the sea. Boats and even small planes can pass through the arch, hence the
name Dyrhólaey, or Portland as it has been called.
Dyrhólahöfn west of
Dyrhólaey used to be a point place for fishermen. Cliffs and pillars off the
coast, one of them, Háidrangur (56 m), climbed by Hjalti Jónsson in
1893. Dyrhólaey is a nature sanctuary.

Dyrhólaey is on the South Coast of Iceland closed to Vík.

This photo of Dyrhólaey is from the South Marketing Office.