BEST THINGS TO EAT IN ICELAND

BEST THINGS TO EAT IN ICELAND

Not only does Iceland have some amazing scenery but it also has some pretty delicious food too. And some foods that we don't get to have as often, at least in New York. So whether you are there for a long weekend or full week, be sure to try plenty of seafood (anything from fermented shark to fish stew), lamb, pastries from the shops in Reykjavík and Skye yogurt!

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#1 - SEAFOOD

It's not surprise that seafood is popular in Iceland considering it's an island surrounded by water on all sides! And like many islands there is a variety of tasty seafood dishes to try. My favorite was fish stew dish. A lot of restaurants will serve something like this in a skillet with fish, vegetables, potatoes and fish stock. It comes out as a very thick and hearty "stew" and it was delicious!


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#2 - ICELANDIC HOT DOG

This is a funny one. Hot dogs in Iceland? It's a real thing though. One thing I regret about my trip to Iceland is not trying a hot dog - but there's always next time. 


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#3 - SKYR YOGURT

Skyr yogurt is a thick dairy product something similar to a mix of cottage cheese and yogurt. Technically it's a cheese but most people think of it more as a yogurt. Sadly, I can't say I enjoyed this while I was in Iceland either but after some post trip research, it will be a must try for my next trip!


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#4 - LAMB SOUP

Lamb in Iceland is everywhere, and it's delicious. I had it served a few different ways, but one that you must try is the Lamb Soup. The restaurant at Geysir happens to make a delicious version that I would recommend trying if you're visiting the Golden Circle.


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#5 - Pastries

This one you may not see on every other guide to best foods in Iceland but trust me, the pastries in Reykjavík are really good! We loved both Sandholt Bakery and Braud Bakery for the fresh pastries, and plenty of variety