A focus on fish and lamb makes Icelandic cuisine feel familiar
There’s more than snow in Iceland.
I traveled to the land of the Vikings for vacation a few weeks ago, and naturally I had to sample the local food.
I did a bit of research ahead of time to find out what is considered traditional in Iceland, and I wasn’t surprised to find out that it was heavy on fish.
They do eat fermented shark that has to air dry for six months before it’s edible, but I couldn’t find any to try.
There are also a few… nontraditional foods to try. Whale and puffin are on the menu, but those are most often ordered by tourists (I passed). And so is reindeer, which is a more expensive special dinner kinda meal choice.
To find out how different the food actually was, and to learn about the cultural differences between Iceland and the U.S., take a listen the podcast below.