Feature photo courtesy of The Planet D
All of Quark’s vessels have onboard Polar Boutiques, which are fully stocked with last minute expedition gear such as waterproof pants, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves, hats and other layers essential to a dry and successful voyage. You’ll also be able to find the perfect Polar souvenir onboard for your friends and family…or even a keepsake for yourself.
Saltverk’s Lava Salt / Nr °02
Saltverk´s Icelandic Flake salt is the world’s only artisan salt produced with 100% geothermal energy. Hot geyser water from the hot springs of Reykjanes is used in the pre-heating, boiling and drying process of their salt. Since geothermal energy is the only energy source used during the process, they leave no carbon footprint on the environment.
The black lava salt is Icelandic geothermal flaky sea salt colored with activated charcoal from volcanic lava stones. The activated charcoal is a natural detoxifier that has health benefits. Surprize your guests with its dark color to contrast and finish your dishes. Sustainable and delicious! Try it with meat, seafood and fruit.
64° Reykjavik Distillery’s Crowberry Liqueur
64° Reykjavik Distillery is Iceland’s first micro-distillery that makes unique, handcrafted liqueurs and schnapps from wild berries and botanicals. The use of glacial water combined with the handpicked berries from the Arctic land gives the liqueurs a unique and pure taste.
The crowberry is a shiny black berry found in subarctic climates in moorlands, tundra and in spruce forests. Crowberries grow all over Iceland, ripening from late July onwards. The crowberry liqueur captures the elements of Icelandic nature, tradition, elegance, and taste. It was the Silver medallist at the prestigious ISW in Berlin 2011.
Try this recipe over glacial ice onboard the Sea Spirit during the Arctic 2014 season.
64° Long Bitter
2 parts crowberry liqueur
1 part juniper snaps (or fine Gin)
Hint of tonic.
Pour liqueur and snaps over glacial ice.
Add the tonic liqueur and stir slightly.
Encounter unrivaled natural diversity, from volcanic landscapes to lava fields, ice sheets, gushing hot springs and cascading waterfalls on our Iceland Circumnavigation Voyage.