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Eyvindarstofa Blönduós

The king of mountaineering in Iceland is without a doubt the outlaw Fjalla-Eyvindur, who survived 40 years on the run in the Icelandic highlands with his wife Halla.

Fjalla-Eyvindur’s navigational skills, resourcefulness and survival skills are admirable, as anyone understands who’s experienced the vicious weathers and hardship first hand in the Icelandic highlands.

Fjalla-Eyvindur challenged the authorities who suppressed the poor public in the 18th century and somehow always managed to escape the claws of justice.

Fjalla-Eyvindur stole sheep and horses to eat, which werethe worst of sins with heavy penalties at that time. Many assisted Eyvindur, both poor and wealthy farmers and even officials. Eyvindur would sometimes show his gratitude to his benefactors with wicker baskets made of arctic willow. His baskets were considered a piece of art and highly valued. Some of them exist still today.

In Blönduós we have opened a new themed restaurant, Eyvindarstofa, that can seat up to 70 people. In Eyvindarstofa we offer a traditional menu inspired by some of the best ingredients the outlaw could get his hands on, lamb, trout and Icelandic herbs. During dinner our guests can enjoy a monologue about Eyvindur’s endeavours.

Eyvindarstofa’s interior is designed like a cave and the dinnerware is a copy of Eyvindur’s tinyest wicker baskets. We have a special lunch menu as well as a three course dinner menu. Eyvindarstofa is a new option in Icelandic restaurants offering a unique experience in food and culture. In Eyvindarstofa we have set up an exhibition honouring the life and struggles of Fjalla-Eyvindur and Halla.

Guides and drivers are free of charge.

Eyvindarstofa Blönduós

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