What to eat in Iceland

Food in Iceland is clean and fresh, the Icelandic sheep not only produces the famous Icelandic wool but wanders the highlands of Iceland eating heather, berries and other herbs all summer giving it a wild flavor and the fish is brought fresh from the ocean every morning. Fishing remains Iceland's main industry and source of revenue which is why it is regulated by governmental institutions who protect the delicate balance of nature in the oceans and prevent overfishing. Answering the questions "what to eat in Iceland" and it's close relative "Where to eat in Iceland" will of course be your primary concerns and to help you we have compiled a list of some of Iceland's best restaurants where you will have a culinary adventure.


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History of Icelandic Cuisine

The roots of Icelandic cuisine can be found in the very oldest cooking traditions of Scandinavian cuisine, tracing its origins back to the Vikings and the first settlers of Iceland. Products made from the various Icelandic animals dominate Icelandic cuisine today as they have for centuries. Fresh lamb meat for example remains extremely popular in Icelandic cuisine.

The bases of Icelandic Cuisine

Icelandic cuisine, as you would experience it today on a holiday in Iceland, has changed dramatically from what it used to be. Throughout the ages the people of Iceland have had to deal with the elements and Icelands unpredictable natural forces all the while trying to produce enough food to last through an often very hard winter. Icelandic people no longer worry about the coming winter and preserving food is now a matter of popping it in the freezer.

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