It was a sunny morning on the bow of National Geographic Resolution as we cruised our way north and then along the Strandir Coast of Iceland.

We spent the day exploring Djúpavik, which means “deep bay” in Icelandic. Many of us headed to shore for hikes; some opted for a steep lookout vista, while others enjoyed the wildflowers, mosses, and lichens that adorn the basaltic backdrop of this area. Djúpavik is home to a former herring station that is now a museum open to visitors. The museum offers a glance into the past herring boom and fishery in the early to mid-1900s. Despite the rusted-out equipment and other remnants of a massive fishery decline, the tiny town holds a certain charm. The basaltic columnar backdrop, tall waterfalls, colorful buildings, friendly people, and remote location left us all feeling special that we were able to spend a day in this lovely fjord town.