Mortan of the Seven Seas

Mortan is a local legend. He stars in the new Visit Faroe Islands film as the poster boy of the sea. You can get a glimpse of him in action here. Mortan has been fishing since he was 14, and at 71 he has no plans of retiring as long as it’s fun. There are so many stories from Mortan’s long and colourful life at sea, that we have booked a slot at the national radio and television archives tomorrow to go and familiarise ourselves with some of them.

Mortan knows everybody, everybody knows Mortan. Karoline had to ask for his autograph at the end of the day.

Speakers corner Tórshavn way © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Speakers corner Tórshavn way © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Who would have known the best way to string codheads together, if it wasn't Riitta? © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Who would have known the best way to string codheads together, if it wasn’t Riitta? © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Two kilos of cod. Two kilos of codheads. Mortan very kindly transported the fishy goods in his car. Our chic and gracious little vehicle couldn't have handled it © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Two kilos of cod. Two kilos of codheads. Mortan very kindly transported the fishy goods in his car. Our chic and gracious little vehicle couldn’t have handled it © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Mortan Johannessen was another top tip from Súsanna at Visit Faroe Islands © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Mortan Johannessen was another top tip from Súsanna at Visit Faroe Islands © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Mortan's very good friend  Jógvan Á Dul, the fiercest Facebooker of the Faroe Islands. He walks around Torshavn, taking some 50-60 photos every morning, posting them on Facebook © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

Mortan’s very good friend Jógvan Á Dul, the fiercest Facebooker of the Faroe Islands. He walks around Torshavn, taking some 50-60 photos every morning, posting them on Facebook © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

Mortan eats fish at least 5 times a week © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

Mortan eats fish at least 5 times a week © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

Just one more! © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

Just one more! © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

Mortan's washing machine has an excellent cycle for just this kind of events © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

Mortan’s washing machine has an excellent cycle for just these kind of events © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

© Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

© Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

The table was set for the local seagull gang © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

The table was set for the local seagull gang © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

We will be reporting with our point and shoot camera tomorrow... :( © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

We will be reporting with our point and shoot camera tomorrow… 😦 © Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

2 comments

  1. Jógvan á Dul

    Very nice

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: