Langoustine - Nephrops norvegicus
Scampi is found in warm seas off the southern coast, from Lónsdýpi out from Hornafjördur in eastern Iceland and westwards along the coast. Under governmental rules, scampi fisheries are limited to a season from mid-March to the end of November.
Icelandic scampi is usually bigger than scampi of the same type found elsewhere in the North. It is sold for export frozen whole or as frozen tails in the shell. Scampi is a great source of omega-3, iron, calcium, magnesium and selenium, plus it's low in saturated fat.
While we might be slightly biased, we’ve heard that VSV scampi is widely considered amongst the best in the world. This could be due to the fact that VSV scampi is one of the largest natural sizes found, and is only available from Iceland. Our scampi is especially popular in Spain and the Netherlands (at Michelin restaurants in particular), along with other markets across the globe.
The location of Vestmannaeyjar enables us to catch scampi and keep them fresh from catch to processing. Our quality assurance of scampi is meticulously handled by our people who quality check the scampi manually.