“The sea is half our home” is an old saying in Iceland and reflects it’s location in the middle of the N-Atlantic. Until the 19th century fishing was mainly a supplement to farming and practised in rowing boats owned by farmers and mainly operated seasonally according to farming conditions. Later fishing stations were established closer to the best fishing grounds.
Many species of fish and mammals live in the ocean waters surrounding Iceland and seabirds are also an important part of it’s animal life.
We at OROI like to celebrate the importance of the sea to Iceland and the World by making products connected to the ocean and the seaside and at the same time emphasize sustainable development and protection of this largest part of our Planet.