Exploring Iceland by Mouth
We explored the untamed nature of Iceland but what about exploring Iceland by mouth? Icelandic food, to my surprise, was incredibly palate-friendly. We encountered many great restaurants during our cross country road-trip. In Reykjavik alone, there were countless ways to experience Iceland by mouth! Icelandic people seriously know how to eat.
Public House, Reykjavik
Seafood – specifically Arctic Char (Salmon’s much milder cousin)
Hot dog (yes, you are reading this right. Also, this hotdog stand has their own website too)
Iceland has the best seafood; I don’t think I have ever eaten seafood this fresh and this good in my life anywhere else (you guys know I’ve been to A LOT of places!). Iceland has the cleanest water source in the world, straight from the glaciers so fish are bound to be delicious. Let’s put it this way, this is a place where people who don’t eat seafood eat seafood.
As Iceland by mouth continued, we had Kjötsúpa (Icelandic lamb soup) at various restaurants. This dish quickly became one of my favorite things to eat in Iceland. In the cold weather, the soup felt like a warm welcome to my stomach.
Fun fact: As hot dogs are tied into classic American culture, so are they to Iceland. The hot dog is their unofficial national food. Fan or not, be sure to try one – simply delicious!
Random note: If you manage to find Duck prosciutto, TRY IT.
Iceland by mouth can be a way to indulge in what many of us crave – sweets. Their national dessert, Skyr (yogurt) is so delicious; they serve it in most restaurants. I know this because I ordered it at every. single. restaurant. I had ice cream in 30°F (this is considered Iceland’s summer).
Ostabúðin, Reykyavik (and featured image)
Iceland has soooo much to offer, not only for nature but foodie explorers as well. Better yet, anyone that is open to traveling can enjoy this interesting country so do yourself a favor and enjoy Iceland by mouth!
Did you check out my Iceland adventures? Click here for more on this awesome country!
Just in case, Skyr can also be found in supermarkets too!