24.08.2011 - 16:19

The International Blueberry Festival - August 26th - 28th

In Sudavik we will celebrate our first annual Blueberry festival during the weekend 26th to 28th of August.

We start on Friday
and you can come to The Arctic Fox Centre ot get a blueberry map from 10-17.
At 20.00 we have concerts with great mucicians in three locations in Sudavik: The Arctic Fox Centre (open until 24), Amma Habby (open until 03) and Jón Indíafari (open until 03). The Blueberry Train will drive you between places if you don´t feel like walking ...

On Saturday (27th) we begin early with mountain climbing (Kofri - 3 shoes), be at the gas station at 9.00. Or you can walk to Valagil (in the bottom of the fjord), an easy route with a lot of berries - bring a bucket..

At 10.00 we start the first and only Blueberry Run (21.1km, 10km and 3km). Register on www.hlaup.is. If you don´t feel like running, be at the Centre and shout and greet the runners on their last meters to the goal (around 12)...

11.00- 16.00. Flea market and handcraft and home made goodies at the Samkomuhús (in front of the harbour)..


13.30. For The first time in Iceland: Blueberry pie eating contest ! at The Arctic Fox Centre. Face painting etc...


14.30. Introducing the "to become Blueberry Association" and the wonder pot at the Arctic Fox Centre.- Filling contest, The largest berry etc.


14.00.-17.00. Games at the football plane - competition in all sort of games.


* 13.00-14.30 Delivering competing dishes to the Samkomuhúsið. The Best Blueberry dish of whatever edible ...


17.30-19.00. Potlock in Raggagarður. Everyone brings their dish of various food and goodies, we share the potlock and enjoy eating all the good food and berries...


The blueberry winners get rewarded.

21.00-22.30. A bonfire at the Beach below the School. We always sing at bonfires..

23.00-03.00. A Country Ball/Dance in Samkomuhúsinu. Entrance fee 2.000,-kr


On Sunday (28th)


10.00-17.00. Blueberry pancakes by Eggert Nielsen, Blueberry waffles, Blueberry muffins and Blueberry pie with Blueberry smoothie at The Arctic Fox Centre. Art Exhibition and market.


Everyone is out in the field, picking berries or playing in Raggagarður.


14.00. An annual Church ceremony in Eyrakirkja Church in Seyðisfjordur (next fjord).