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Von Iceland

Von Iceland Fish

Let's meet Jóhannes, owner of Von Iceland to tell us the story...

"Von Iceland started in 2002 and we specialise in dried fish snacks, which is one of the oldest and most traditional Icelandic snacks. We call it Hardfiskur in Icelandic, similar to Jerky but much more Crunchy, all natural and very healthy."

What are your favourite restaurants and food in Iceland?
"I would recommend Kaffivagninn in Reykjavik, located near the harbour. Nice little restaurant that offers really good food and nice view. I also like to recommend GOTT, a beautiful and cozy restaurant in Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) that offers fantastic food."

Where are your favourite places in Iceland?
"I was born and raised in Vestmannaeyjar and that is for sure my favourite place on the planet. The Westman Islands is Iceland best kept secret with rich history, unique landscape and heartwarming and welcoming inhabitants. Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) main islands is called Heimaey it has the population of around 4300. Westman Islands are surrounded by 15 other uninhabited islands and around 30 rocks and skerries making the seabird life very rich and bountiful. Spectacular view and nature."

How has the Covid Pandemic impacted you?
"Overall, we have been rather lucky, we had to make some adjustment in the factory and to our production but that is nothing compare to what others are facing."

Von Iceland team