3 November 2015


To me, Reykjavik's harbour is as windy, loud, colourful and smelling of fish as it is unknown and secretive. You never catch sight of what happens in the big factory halls and stores or on the vessels that leave and arrive. In 2014, Reykjavik was homeport to 73 fishing fleets. Last month's catch amounted to 8,586,717. There must be a lot going on behind these walls. Next to one of the processing plants, there is an outdoor art piece by Ólöf Nordal named "Þúfa". It's basically a small hill with a fish drying shed at the peak. Somewhere I read that the artist was inspired of this very processing plant's staff that comes from many different countries, creating a microcosm of its own.

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