The stone, timber and turf fishing stations of Iceland.


This is one of Iceland's fishing stations under a big cold Icelandic sky. It's built using thick dry stone walls with a timber roof under thick insulating layers of turf. There were once over 300 fishing stations scattered around Iceland from the beginning of the 18th century. This is one is now a maritime museum just outside Bolungarvik. It's the largest and the oldest fishing base in the Westfjords of Iceland. You can read here about Iclandic fishing stations. Thanks to Hlynur Kristjansson for the wonderful picture.