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Viggo Mortensen Visits Iceland’s West Fjords

Danish-American actor Viggo Mortensen arrived in Iceland on Monday with his girlfriend and entourage. They were on a private visit to the West Fjords. They took the ferry across Breidafjördur fjord and spent one night in Patreksfjördur.

From Patreksfjördur. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

“I was a little surprised when I saw him coming. I recognized his face but didn’t realize straight away who he was,” Víkingur Traustason, the owner of the restaurant Thorpid in Patreksfjördur, told Fréttabladid of Mortensen’s visit on Tuesday.

“He had a cod pepper steak, no less. He had a good appetite and complimented the food,” Traustason said. According to him, Thorpid also serves the best burgers in Iceland.

“Then he sat in the sofa and watched football. Of course everyone watches Manchester United,” Traustason said, referring to the game between Manchester United and AC Milan in the Champions League.

Traustason said locals had not made a fuss about the Hollywood star’s presence in their village. “They are just normal people like you and me, or that’s how we see it.”

According to Fréttabladid, Mortensen’s next stop was Ísafjördur. The actor has visited Iceland before and has even exhibited his photographs in the country.

Click here to read more about the exhibition.

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