The Great Fish Day

08.08.2014 - 10.08.2014


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The Great Fish day is an annual festival in Dalvíkurbyggð held the first or  the second Saturday in August. Fish producers and other members of the society invite guests to a sea food buffet between 11:00 and 17:00 at the harbour in Dalvík. The reason for this generous offer is to get as many people as possible together to taste fish and enjoy a good day in Dalvík.

The Great Fish Day has been a very successful event and during the first eight years, a total of 200.000 guests have taken part in this fabulous village feast. Guests have also enjoyed a great weather in all those years. While enjoying the free fish guests can enjoy various entertainments at the harbour. Every year there is a versatile menu with new dishes on offer alongside the traditional ones. Among the traditional courses are: a fresh Japanese shrimp, herring and home made whole wheat bread with Icelandic butter, fresh shrimp salad with vegetables and dried fish with Icelandic butter.

On the longest barbecue in Iceland, grilled fish burgers are served with bread and sauce. The barbecue is really an assembly line with 20 gas burners and it is 8 meters long. A total of 12 grill stations are located at sight where one can try grilled fish such as haddock, cod, salmon, redfish, salt cod and cat fish marinated in different ingredients. All these courses come with bread and beverages. 

The entertainment is diverse, for example a fish exhibition where multiple fish species are on show, cruise at the fjord, art shows, street theatre and music of all kinds is on the stage throughout the day. Every year new entertainments take place.

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