Húsavík festival, Mærudagar and Sweedish days, came to an end yesterday after a whole week of cultural activities and events.
North-Sailing has been an active participant of the festival for the past few years and this year was no exception. North-Sailing sailed with almost 400 passengers for free in a total of three trips.
The so called “Settlers sailing” is an adventure where the boats sail cross the bay in the route of settler Náttfari and his slaves and then land is taken in the deserted Náttfaravíkur. It is safe to say that this sailing is one of the peak events of Húsavík festival. This year almost 250 people went along for this adventure with North-Sailing and Sölkuveitinga. Unfortunately not everyone could be accommodated that wanted on the sailing as there are limits to how many people can be transported in a trip like this. It is also not an easy task to barbeque for so many people, a delicious lamb and more. The chefs of Gamli Baukur and Salka restaurants however managed to do this and they deserve credit for it. Also deserving credit is the great performance of the local rescue team Garðar who provided their assistance.
The “Sweets sailing” (yes candy sailing!) was on the schooner Haukur on Saturday which 45 guests enjoyed.
The following pictures were taken by Hilmar Valur who was one of those hard working people preparing everything for the Settlers sail.