Today is the first day of winter according to the Icelandic calendar. As in the past 11 years, it will be celebrated with Meat Soup Day on Skólavörðustígur in downtown Reykjavík, where passersby can enjoy a taste of free kjötsúpa, a classic culinary staple, from 2 pm.
There will be five soup stations on Skólavörðustígur, represented by a nearby restaurant or food store, each of which adds a special tweak to the traditional recipe of lamb broth, meat, potatoes and vegetables.
A Ram Judging competition, which commonly goes by the term hrútaþukl, or ‘ram groping,’ will also be held in Reykjavík for the first time, at the back of KEX Hostel. The rams will be physically examined by experts and laymen and ranked based on their qualities. The event begins at 4:15 pm. Meat Soup will also be offered at KEX.
If you’d like to make kjötsúpa yourself, check out this recipe.