Entries by Hrafnhildur

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Reykjavik’s favorite Flea Market

If you like strolling through markets and see people from all walks of life the Reykjavik flea market is for you! It’s the biggest flea market in Reykjavik, it’s named Kolaportið and it’s very popular among the locals. It’s right in the center at Tryggvagata 19 (by the famous hot dog stand) and you can […]

Shark Tale

For centuries Icelanders had to find ways to store food during long and cold winters. That was before refrigiators and modern technology. One of those „delicacies“ and one of Iceland‘s national dishes is fermented shark or kæstur hákarl, which we of course offer a taste of on our Reykjavik Food Lovers Tour. One way to […]

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Iceland’s first Michelin Star

Icelandic cuisine has been changing and developing fast for the last few decades, proudly using local ingredients and creating new courses based on traditional Icelandic ones. This week one of the top restaurants in Reykjavik, Dill, earned a Michelin Star, the first one ever given to an Icelandic restaurant. Icelandic cuisine is traditionally based on […]

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Icelander’s Love of Licorice

Icelanders have always had a thing for licorice. To many travellers’ surprise, so much of the sweets contain some kind of licorice. We don‘t really know why except for the fact that its just so good! Few decades ago foreign sweets were unavailable due to import restriction which explains why so many of our sweet […]

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What is skyr?

So skyr to us is what cheese is to you (at least if you‘re European)! We have it for breakfast, lunch or afternoon snack. It has been a part of the Icelandic traditional diet since the country was settled in the 900 and is mentioned many times in the Icelandic sagas. It was known throughout […]