10 Foods and Drinks you must try in Iceland

The Icelandic Cuisine is not as widely known as its natural landscape beauty offers. Gradually with the involvement of time and skill, particularly chefs improvising and infusing ingredients into the local foods the picture has changed drastically since.

The Private tours of Iceland offer you the ample time to execute what truly you want to do. If you happen to be a foodie, choosing the private tours of Iceland can be your best option.

Given below are some of the foods and drinks you should definitely try when traveling to Iceland.



Skyr is a dairy product made out of cheese which is similar to yogurt. It is low in fat and high in protein and is one of the cultural food that has been consumed for over a thousand years. As usual, you can have it served with milk and a sweet topping like berries or other fruits.


Icelandic Lamb

Icelanders love the meat of Lamb and Sheep. This meat is readily available than beef. They are roasted or made into hearty stew. The slow roasted lamb is preferred by the majority Icelanders. If you are daring enough you can go for the smoked Sheep’s head.

Fermented Shark

Fermented Shark

Fermented Shark locally known as Hakarl is the national dish of Iceland. While the consumption of this particular dish is relatively low even for the locals, just try it to have the notion that you have to experience Iceland to the fullest.

Hot Spring Rye Bread

Icelandic Rye Bread

You will find the dark rye bread and butter served with many other meals which are a popular Nordic bread where it is baked by burying near the hot spring. They are sweet and is available in most of the grocery stores.

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Hot Dogs

Iceland hot dog

The hot dog is very popular in Iceland. Get yourself hooked up at Baejarins Beztu Pylsur, to enjoy the best of iconic lamb and pork hot dogs. It is a small hot dog stand in Reykjavik but Iceland’s most popular restaurant. It has been serving good hotdogs since 1937.


smoked puffin

It is seabird which is usually smoked or boiled in milk. Like the national dish Hakarl, it is another dish not widely consumed. It is one of the delicacies on the menus throughout the country. It tastes close to beef and has a distinct seafood taste.

Fish stew

Icelandic fish stew

Known as Plokkfiskur in Iceland, it is a traditional Icelandic dish prepared from boiled cod or haddock mashed together with the white sauce, onions, and potatoes. Icelanders love to fish and they always use fresh fish which is no exception in this dish. This famous fish stew is also served with dark rye bread and butter.


iceland coffee

Icelanders are crazy for coffee. In most of the streets, you will find local coffee shops and cafes. Owing to good competition by the numerous shops for good coffee, the coffee in Iceland is incredible. Of all the coffee beverage, Latte is the most popular one.



A local spirit which is similar to unsweetened schnapps. It is the country’s national alcoholic beverage and taste close to vodka. The drink is famous during the Porrablot winter festival.


Iceland beer

The Icelandic beer has alcohol contents of about 2.25 percent making it very light and a popular beverage. It goes well as you scout for amazing places in search of good foods.