Food & Drink in Iceland

Þorramatur, Icelandic food, food

Þorrablót and þorramatur – the Icelandic food feast!

The mid-winter feast Þorrablót is held in the month of þorri, but the first day is called bóndadagur or husband day. The day is dedicated to the husband. The first day of þorri begins on a Friday between the 19th … Read More

Liquorice Tops – Meringue cookies with Liquorice (Lakkrístoppar)

Have you ever tried the very special Icelandic Meringue with Licorice? If not, you are honestly in for a treat. No, you do not have to travel to Iceland for them, because we got the cookie recipe for you right … Read More

Laufabrauð, Iceland christmas tradition

Laufabrauð: The Unique Icelandic Christmas-bread

In centuries past, the average Icelander seldom saw wheat to bake bread. Wheat was an imported good, and rarely so, only the wealthiest families had access to this simple ingredient. So, before Christmas, most people made the so-called laufabrauð (leaf-bread). … Read More

The Christmas beer season is here!

December is a time to celebrate, not just spending time with your family and wishing for peace on earth. It is also the Christmas beer season which many Icelanders wait for in anticipation. Since the beer was allowed in Iceland … Read More

Opening hours in Reykjavik during the holidays

Spending the holiday season in the northernmost capital in the world is something we think everyone should try. Christmas – or jól as it is called in Icelandic – is during the year’s shortest days. The sun just about manages … Read More

Brennivin: the Icelandic’s distinctive spirit.

Brennivin – The Black Death of Iceland

What is Brennivin – The Black Death? Brennivin, better known as “Black Death”, is the Icelandic’s distinctive spirit. It was created from the “aquavits” introduced by Danish merchants in Iceland in the 17th Century. The exact translation for Brennivin is … Read More

Having a delicious Icelandic Hot dog

Ordering Icelandic Hot dogs

Ordering the Icelandic Hot Dog to your home The Icelandic Hot Dog plays a significant role in Icelandic gastronomy along with the fancy arctic delicatessen and seafood. For this reason, I understand why you fell in love with the Icelandic … Read More

The waver thin Icelandic Pancakes

Icelandic Pancakes recipe

Hilda’s family recipe for Icelandic Pancakes My Amma (grandma) had 16 grandchildren and I do not even know how many great-grandchildren. When I had children and they had birthdays I said to her, please do not go running around town … Read More

Parmesan breaded fish

Parmesan breaded fish

Haddock or Cod in Parmesan bread This is a perfect dish for weekdays in Iceland, you can use any whitefish to make it but our favorite is either Cod or Haddock. The ingredients to fish in bread 700 gr (25 … Read More

Cheers from the Reykjavik Beer Tour

Visit Reykjavik for the Unique Þorri Midwinter Feast!

You may think January is the first month of the year, but, if you visit Reykjavik now, you will see we also recognize that this is the fourth month of winter. If you follow the old Norse calendar, the end … Read More