When plastic and steel became the materials of choice for Icelandic fishing vessels, traditional oak ships were destined for nothing but the scrap heap. Determined to save these pieces of cultural heritage, two brothers from Húsavík endeavoured to restore an old oak ship and discover a new purpose for it. In no time, they were using it to take tourists around Skjálfandi Bay where, more often than not, they would spot a whale or two along the way.

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