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Day 10

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Wondering how to pronounce "Akureyri" properly? Here's a quick tutorial (and watch the whole video if you want to learn all the other Icelandic places with names that look impossible to pronounce):


It seems that back in 2018, we created a few chocolates with city names that are difficult to pronounce - one is Siem Reap (which you had on 7 Dec - that's the Cambodian Curry one, remember?), but the one that most people really struggle is this city in the northern part of Iceland. 

In July 2021, we went to Iceland for about 10 days as our first trip abroad since Covid started - partly because we had to get more arctic thyme (otherwise we would have run out of the herb!), but it's also our opportunity to go and see some friends. We timed it so well that arctic thyme was in full bloom (usually from early-July to early-August), and we also arranged to meet up with someone who owns the arctic thyme fields, about an hour from Akureyri. In fact, don't be surprised that the arctic thyme used in our chocolates came from this very field!

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And this year, we went back to North Iceland again and of course we did a stop at Akureyri (it would have been our 4th or 5th time there) - it's a good place to stay for a few days, so you can go and visit a few places nearby also. Here's a video on what's on offer in Akureyri and its surrounding areas: