Foodie travelers can now eat their way around Iceland with the help of a brand new online gourmet guide launched by the Icelandic Tourist Board and Iceland Naturally, icelandgourmetguide.com.
“Iceland has a rich culinary traditional of which we are proud, commented Sigga Gróa, Icelandic Tourist Board marketing manager for the UK. “Young experimental chefs are making waves in restaurants across the country and the aim of the Iceland Gourmet Guide is to invite visitors to come and sample it for themselves. Dining out in Iceland is now even more affordable for UK visitors with the current advantageous exchange rate.”
The new website features an interactive guide to Reykjavik’s vibrant restaurant scene, a video of Iceland’s top TV chef Völli cooking fresh scallops straight from the sea, traditional Icelandic recipes, and details of where you can sample a taste of Iceland a little closer to home in the UK.
The guide also features an introduction to Icelandic cuisine and local ingredients such as pure mountain lamb, seafood and the unique dairy product skyr.
More notorious traditional delicacies such as the infamous hákarl (rotten shark) and svid (singed sheep’s head) are also included along with a calendar of gastronomic festivals such as January’s annual mid-winter feast, Thorrablót, where traditional foods are on the menu.