Town of the thousand islands
The Snaefellsnes peninsula is renowned for its natural
beauty and remarkable wildlife. Bird watchers and hikers will
be pleased in this area. So we did when observing birds and
doing some original sound recording to remember this place.
Stykkishólmur is probably the best destination to
start visiting the peninsula. As well we had it on our wish
list of our dive sites, as it has been referenced several
times by other divers some days ago.
In the best fish restaurant in town - maybe the best in
Iceland - we have met the owner and chief cook Sumarliði
Asgeirsson that evening. For the next day, that he took off
for us, he organized a boat and a skipper. Together with his
son and a friend we left for diving among the thousand
Diving in between these countless small islands turned out
to be a real challenge as the current was extremly strong,
somehow like as a razor sharp limit while just putting the
head into it.
The walls are marvellously decorated but the visibility was
unfortunately fairly reduced as the sea becomes very rich in
plankton during such a strong current.
A great day out among these islands inhabited by gulls and
countless puffins. A thousand islands... [JK]