The Oak Boats

25 06 2013

All of the whale watching operators in Husavik use restored oak boats. Tourists can now go out on old Icelandic oak fishing-boats. Regulations concerning both the choice of materials and the strength of these boats, were particularly strict in Iceland. The oak-boats are quiet means of sailing the seas and are more gas efficient.

One of the boats before restoration. In the construction of these oak boats, Icelandic carpenters elevated their craftmanship to a fine art!

One of the boats before restoration. In the construction of these oak boats, Icelandic carpenters elevated their craftmanship to a fine art!

This practice helps preserve the national heritage and support the coastal and maritime culture and customs by renovating both boats and building by the harbor.

The traditional wooden fishing boats  have been carefully restored and adapted to a new role without compromising their original character.

The traditional wooden fishing boats have been carefully restored and adapted to a new role without compromising their original character.

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