The food in Iceland

The characteristics of the food in Iceland is how pure it is and how fresh it is. The fish and the Icelandic lamb is highly specific, but basically, the high-quality material characteristics of Icelandic food culture. Icelandic food culture is characterized precisely by the slow food.

Herbs are grown at very favorable conditions in greenhouses or in nature itself. So most of it are produced in Iceland but not import as many believe. Even so it´s a lot of import too.

The Icelandic lamb

Icelandic sheep have the advantage over many other types of lamb that is free to move around some parts of the country during the summer and the extremely muscular and have been feeding on a clean diet. It results in better in excellent meat and the lamb favorite food of most Icelanders. For tourists is ideal to test this meat and with a good sense of what the locals are eating.


Vegetables are grown in special greenhouses that have in common that most of all with organic farming. Also, the catering places it to download a lot of things in nature. As an example, consider grass that is extremely healthy ingredients and many good products derived from this peculiar herb.


Stew is yet another example of the food that has been popular through the decades. It can also be found at various restaurants, especially at lunch and probably have him in mind.


Cod, haddock, trout and other fish species also have an excellent history and high quality. Do not forget to mention shellfish that is one the best in the world. Many superb restaurants specializing in fish dishes well. These include mention Sjavargrillid, frakkar and Grillmarkadurinn so few examples are named.

Hard Fish

Dried fish, called Hardfiskur, is honored among Icelanders. He is of protein and very dedicated. Most do it well and others not, but are necessary to test it when people come to Iceland. Something the healthiest snacks out there!


When talking about Icelandic food must not forget to mention the water that is one of the best, if not the best water in the world. Clean and uncontaminated from nature.

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