Take your taste buds on a roller coaster ride by sampling all the dishes that best represent Iceland’s culinary culture. Lamb stews, skyr (yogurt) and the Icelandic hot dog are savored by most travelers, including a former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
For those looking to try something more exotic, puffin or lamb’s head – while more difficult to come by – are worth seeking out. If you want to be really adventurous try the fermented shark, a national dish in Iceland. Let’s keep the mystery alive, but let’s just say that if you have a weak stomach, don’t try it in public.
Read our guide to Icelandic cuisine to find more recommended foods and restaurant suggestions.