The Icelandic Hot Dog: The most popular fast food in Iceland

,
The Icelandic Hotdog is an absolute top ten Icelandic food you must try. There is no fast food that comes close in popularity to the Icelandic Hot Dog. We call them Pylsur or Pulsur. The best hot dog you find are the ones sold at Bæjarins Bestu.…
Rye Flatbread newly baked

Rye Flatbread: Iceland's Top Ten Favourite Foods

,
Rye Flatbread is a traditional Icelandic food and definitely one of the top ten foods to try in Iceland. Every time I ask Valur if he needs anything from the store the answer is always flatbread. He really loves it and actually, so do I and…
Reykjavik Flea market

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…

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,…

Ten tips for driving in Iceland

,
It is great to drive around on your own time without any dependence on pre-fixed schedules or destinations. You can just enjoy the unique landscape of this rugged island on your own time. If that is what you have decided I‘m guessing you are…

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…

Travelling with Children in Reykjavik

, ,
It can be a bit stressfull travelling with children if you are not sure what to expect. We don‘t want you to be stressed so here are a few tips on what to bring and what to do in Reykjavik as a family. While visiting Reykjavik you  probably…
One of the best beers brewed in Iceland

The annual Kex beer festival!

The annual Icelandic Beer Festival will take place at KEX Hostel in Reykjavík, February 23-25 in 2017. I totally love this concept because all the best Icelandic breweries, along with some exciting international breweries from Canada, Denmark,…
20 free todo's in Reykjavik

20 free things to do in and around Reykjavik

Are you coming to Iceland and discovering how much everything costs here ? 🙂 - With the Icelandic Krona getting stronger each day it's not getting any better Well here are 20 free things to do in the greater Reykjavik area for you to…

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…

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…
The Reykjavik pond

Our introduction to Iceland - A Walk with a Viking

Our Reykjavik walking tour has been so well received we've decided to add more availability over the weekends. Now we have added departures at 10pm and then we'll go again at 17pm so now you have two departures to choose from each Saturday…
The delicious Icelandic Puffin

Have you tasted the Icelandic puffin?

We just added a delicious Puffin taster to The Reykjavik Food Lovers tour Iceland is the largest Atlantic puffin colony in the world with around 66% of the total puffin stock. They have been hunted for centuries by Icelanders and have been…

If spending Easter in Iceland Reykjavik is not the place, but Isafjordur is

, ,
There really is just one place to be at Easter and that is Isafjordur. Isafjordur is a small town in the North-West of Iceland. It can get pretty hard to get to this time of year, but somehow people do get there and create the best rock festival…

Kjötsúpa: If you like food, and you like soup, you will like this soup

The Icelandic Kjötsúpa is known as cure for all. Cold, the flu, hangover, winter blues that comes with dark days and even a broken heart. It warms you from within and tastes delicious, reminding you of the basic joys of life. Seriously, I‘m…
hiking mount Esja

Hiking up Mount Esja

,
It‘s fair to say that those of us living in Reykjavik have a particular love affair with Mount Esja, which dominates the skyline to the north of the city. We look to it to predict the weather, we go there for hikes and runs, we talk about…

International Children's Day

Several City Libraries are celebrating International Children’s Day on Saturday the 27th February (tomorrow). Children can come to the libraries and design their own Viking costume, learn about the Viking’s fighting skills, make their own…

A Model at 81

,
The famous Icelandic outdoor clothing company 66°North with their Keeping Iceland Warm since 1926 slogan recently received a job application different from most others. The application came from Ásdís Karlsdóttir, age 81 and living in Akureyri,…
One of the best beers brewed in Iceland

The Annual Icelandic Beer Festival

Beer was banned for 74 years in Iceland Amazingly enough, its only been 27 years since beer became a legal product in Iceland. For fear of people drinking too much, the government banned all beer in Iceland from 1915 - 1989. Beer finally…
One of the best beers in Iceland: Garún by Borg

Best beer in Iceland ?

What's the best beer in Iceland? It’s all a matter of taste really so choosing the best beers can be controversial at times. Still, the website Ratebeer has a pretty good list of the top Icelandic Beers worth noting The top 2, Lava…