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Must Try Dishes in Iceland

Reykjavík, the vibrant capital of Iceland, is a city that truly captivates visitors from all over the world. Nestled in the southern part of the country, it boasts a perfect blend of cultural charm and economic vitality.

As you explore Reykjavík, you’ll notice its unique layout, with wide spaces between houses and main traffic arteries. Two seaports add to its allure, offering a glimpse of its maritime heritage. And don’t forget to experience the magic of live music, which takes center stage every November!


Now, let’s dive into the culinary wonders of Reykjavík. The city takes pride in its eclectic cuisine, a delightful fusion of traditional and contemporary flavors. With a strong focus on sustainability, you can expect high-quality animal protein and fresh seafood to tantalize your taste buds.

Reykjavík’s food scene is a paradise for foodies, offering a vast array of eateries and food types. Being a coastal city, its seafood dishes shine, captivating both locals and visitors alike.


Must-Try Dishes

 Lobster Soup: A popular dish appreciated by the proximity to the sea, made using the Norwegian lobster known as Langoustine.

 Puffin: Puffin meat is a national favorite and a delicacy.
Skyr: A thick yet creamy dairy product, made with pasteurized skimmed milk in a process similar to making yogurt.

Pönnukökur: thin crepes which are usually filled and then rolled up and
served with jam and whipped cream, fruits, or powdered sugar.

Popular food and drinks in Iceland
Ponnukokur crepes: food of Iceland

Plysur: Hot dogs made in Iceland style. It contains indigenous lambs and is a favorite among individuals.

Popular food and drinks in Iceland
Plysus Iceland hotdog

Snúður: Rolled bread filled with cinnamon and covered in chocolate, sugar, or caramel.

Minke Whale: It is on the menus of most restaurants though it is a common staple and remains a favorite. Whale meat has a tender texture similar to a quality steak.

Lamb: Almost synonymous with Icelanders. This gives it a tasty flavor.
The list is inexhaustible and we recommend that when next you are in Reykjavík, you try out as many local dishes as possible.

There are restaurants of various calibers, for fine dining or casual eating, when you are on a budget or looking forward to splurging.

If you are planning a trip to Iceland and looking for a homely apartment, that is close to several attraction spots, Blue House, a bed and breakfast and a home away from home is the choice. Click Here to make a reservation.


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