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Selon un panneau touristique sur place :
"Depuis le milieu du 16鑪e si鐵le jusqu'au milieu du 19, Dritvik fut la base de p鹹he saisonni鑽e la plus importante et la plus productive du pays. La saison allait du d饕ut-avril la mi-mai et c'騁aient souvent de 40 60 bateaux rames qui partaient de Dritvik avec 200 300 p鹹heurs bord. L'accostage principal se faisait Drivikurpollur, l'abri du rocher Vikurklettur. Il y eut jusqu' 10 馘ifices d'habitation saisonni鑽e Dritvik. Comme l'eau de l'騁ang qui est au milieu de l'anse n'est pas potable, il fallait la chercher dans les lagons de Djupalonssandur. A la lisi鑽e du champ de lave, il y a encore des vestiges de r駸erves et d'enclos o l'on faisait s馗her le poisson."

Le soleil semblait ne jamais descendre sur l'horizon, malgr l'heure tardive. C'est la fatigue qui m'a incit quitter ce moment magique, d'autant que l'htel, Hellnar, n'騁ait pas tout pr鑚. Sur le retour, je croisais une ravissante jeune Islandaise, au magnifique sourire, et j'ai cru un temps avoir fait un saut au pays des Elfes... magique Islande !

Read on a tourist information panel :
"From about the middle of the 16th century up to the middle of the 19th, Dritvik was the largest and most productive spring fishing station in Iceland. The seaon lasted from the beginning of April to the middle of May. Often there were 40-60 boats based in Dritvik, and anything from 200 to 600 men worked there. The main landing place was at Drivikurpollur, which is sheltered by the cliffs of Vikurklettur. At the height of activity here, there were ten fishermen's huts in the bay. As the water in the pool in the middle of the creek is not fit for drinking, water had to be brought from the pools on Djupalonssandur. The remains of stone structures such as enclosures for stacking fish, walls for drying fish, etc, can be seen at the edge of the lava."

Despite the late hour, the sun seemed not to set... only tiredness forced me to go sleeping, the hotel in Hellnar was not so close. Going back, I met a beautiful icelandic young lady, with and enchanting smile. I thought for a few minutes that I finally found Tolkien's elfic country...

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