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Food Lover’s Guide to Reykjavik

Food Lover’s Guide to Reykjavik

As its completely surrounded by the ocean, Iceland has fresh seafood in abundance. But that’s not all to tempt your tastebuds in the world’s northernmost capital. From street eats and local dining to high-end cuisine, here are a few foods and activities you won't want to miss.

Must-Try Dishes

Fish is a mainstay in Icelandic cuisine, with cod, salmon, and haddock being most common. Try them grilled, fried, or in plokkfiskur, a type of fish stew. Lamb is another favorite, as evidenced by the many sheep you’ll see in the surrounding countryside. Only-in-Iceland dishes you should taste include skyr —a thick, creamy dairy product similar to yogurt which is eaten alone or as a dessert topping—and fermented shark, though that’s really only eaten by tourists nowadays.

Though it’s not traditional Icelandic food, the iconic Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur has been serving hot dogs to Icelanders and tourists for more than 60 years. These dogs are made from a blend of beef, lamb and pork, and are best-ordered eina með öllu (with everything), namely fried onions, brown mustard, and creamy remoulade.

Must-Do Experiences

  • Hit the streets on a food walking tour that visits a variety of Reykjavik eateries—from restaurants to food trucks—and sample a selection of traditional dishes and street food.
  • Combine a food tour with craft beer tastings at a hip bar in the Old Harbor district.
  • Get exclusive insight into local Reykjavik life by having a private dinner in the home of a local artist. As you dine on traditional Icelandic dishes, you’ll learn all about the city’s creative scene.
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Beer and Food Tasting Tour in Reykjavík

Beer and Food Tasting Tour in Reykjavík

Join a fun group of foodies and beer lovers at a hip, contemporary bar in the heart of Reykjavík’s Old Harbor for a tasting tour through Iceland’s food, culture and customs. Enjoy six pairings of craft beers and locally-sourced foods that tell a story about Icelandic terroir and traditions. Immerse yourself in the flavors of the far north while listening to stories, legends and insider tips from your local host.
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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