When it comes to Iceland, one of the very first thing that come to people’s mind must be The Northern Lights. Well, it is one of the most ideal destinations if you want to see the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. You can see it best during the darkest winter days. However, Iceland is also popular for its unique authentic dishes. Its cuisine is interesting because the location of Iceland is at the north with no borders with other countries. The uniqueness cuisine in Iceland is mostly inspired by the ingredients found locally. And here are some of the best Icelander foods you must try:
This is a thick and creamy dairy product that has similarities with Greek yogurt. This is such an interesting dairy product because it has been around for about 1,000 years. Skyr is made from pasteurized milk and bacteria culture. This is such a healthy product because it is low in calories, carbs, and fats. However, it is high in protein, minerals, and vitamins. The flavor is also refreshing can make you feel more awake due to the hint of sourness in its sweetness.
Icelandic SS-Hot Dog
Hot dog is one of the most favorites foods for Icelanders. Of the reasons for this particular food to be the favorite one is because Icelanders like simplicity. They like enjoying a hot dog with all the toppings come together. There are many food stalls selling hot dogs across the Iceland. However, the most popular and considered the best one is Baejarins Beztu Pylsur. It is a hot dog stand situated in the downtown area of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland.
You might think that just because they live in the northern area, Icelanders would not like eating ice cream. However, they eat it all year round regardless of the temperature. Ice cream after dinner is like a must in Iceland. The locals love to enjoy their ice cream even with freezing winds or snowstorm. It is also easy to find ice cream store or machine in Iceland and they are open all year round.
Lamb is one of the most consumed meats in Iceland. The lambs themselves are free to roam around the mountains the during summertime. They are such healthy protein sources because they eat plants, berries, grass, and drink fresh water from glacier rivers. Many people said the taste of lamb in Iceland is exceptional due to their ‘healthy-diet’. Icelanders prepare lamb in various ways such as over-bake leg of lamb with potatoes. Or, they prepare it by slicing the smoked lamb thin and put it on traditional flatbread with butter.
Icelandic meat soup
This one dish is popular particularly amongst tourists and visitors. This is a soup dish made with soft lamb along with vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, leeks, root vegetables, onions, salt, pepper, and herbs. This is a dish from generations and perfect to warm up body. That is why many locals and visitors love this particular soup that is hearty yet simple.