Fáskrúðsfjörður, also known as Búðir, can be found to the east of Iceland, completely opposite Reykjavik. This commune of 600 souls lying alongside a verdant fjord has something to surprise the French-speakers who go there. The names of the three parallel streets that make up the village are in fact written in Icelandic, but also in French. And for good reason: between 1850 and 1914, no fewer than 5,000 French sailors came here to fish in the Icelandic waters teeming with fish. Some would stay and found a village there. During your port of call, you will thus be able to see the former fishermen’s hospital and the graves of around fifty French sailors, remnants of a past marked by the tricolour presence.