Dalvik is a village located on the western shore of Eyjafjörður in the valley of Svarfaðardal and it has a population of around 2000 inhabitants. The local economy is mostly based on fisheries and fish processing, as well as various industrial and food enterprises, services, commerce, and trade. Dalvik has all necessary service, including accommodations, camping sites, grocery stores and shops. The ferry Sæfari sails from Dalvik to Grimsey, Iceland’s northernmost community and lies on the Arctic Circle.
THE GREAT FISH DAY
Dalvik celebrates The Great Fish Day on the second Saturday of August every year. On this day the whole of the community invites guests to an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet on the harbour where everything is free! On the Friday night before the locals of Dalvik open the doors to their home to welcome visitor and serve fish soup. The Great Fish day is attended by 30.000 people every year, who come together to eat fish and enjoy a great day in Dalvik. The fish is cooked on the harbour, on an eight-meter long grill. A total of 12 grill stations are used to grill various types of fish, such as haddock, cod, salmon, redfish, salt cod and catfish, all cooked with different ingredients. All courses come with bread and beverages. The entertainment is diverse throughout the day. Fish exhibitions, cruises at the fjord, art shows, street theatre and music of all kinds can be enjoyed while eating freshly caught seafood.