In Westfjords there are no large scale industrial companies or chemical plants, which makes it a heavy industry free zone. Therefore, the rich fishing grounds around Westfjords are one of the purest in Iceland.
On the map, you can see the track of all the boats on the day when they caught the cod used to produce your cod liver oil.
By clicking on the track you can see which track belong to which boat.
Your oil was made from fresh liver solely from Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). The liver was bought from local longlining boats who go fishing early every morning and land their catch the same day.
Icelanders have structured a fisheries management system to ensure responsible fisheries, focusing on the sustainable utilization of the fish stocks and good treatment of the marine ecosystem.
Finnbjörn ÍS-37 is a seine fishing boat from Bolungarvík, Iceland. The crew consists of three fishermen at a time. Each tour for Finnbjörn normally takes around 12-18 hours and will never last for more than 24 hours.
Vessel Type: Seine fishing boat
Size: 11,57m × 4,8m
Year Built: 1971
Gross Tonnage: 13.94 tonne
Ship Registration Number: 1181
Boat manufacturer: Bátalón Hf, Iceland
Home Port: Bolungarvík, Iceland
We buy our cod liver at the local fish market; Fiskmarkaður Vestfjarða (Westfjord’s Fish market). It’s located in the harbour of Bolungarvík, 200 meters away from our production facility. The goal of the fish market is to secure a fair market price for the fishermen and to supply local fish processing companies with raw material. The fish market guts the fish, cleans and further chills fish and by-products and supplies us with fresh chilled liver.
Dropi Fennel is our original Dropi cod liver oil, extra virgin, blended with organic fennel extract.
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a flowering plant species in the carrot family. It is traditionally considered one of the best herbs that goes with fish. The organic sweet fennel oil in Dropi gives the oil a warm, sweet, anise-like flavour. The fennel used for the extraction comes from Spain.
True Westfjords chooses to use this organic extract because it is 100% natural and clean. It is EU controlled and also tested in the EU for pesticides. This sweet fennel extract is certified organic. It is traceable and comes from small producers.
Our manufacturing company is called True Westfjords. It was founded in 2012 by 3 women living in the Westfjords. It is located by the harbour in Bolungarvík in the Westfjords of Iceland. The town is one of the oldest fishing communities in Iceland. Although Bolungarvik is often described as “isolated and spectacular”, it is very well accessible and a fantastic location to watch the Northern Lights during winter and experience the midnight sun during summer.