Local Icelandic Food

February 16, 2023

Icelandic food lamb

Icelandic food is fantastic – for the locals. For the foreign visitor it is perhaps not so good to eat. How about this menu. Singed sheep’s head, sour ram’s testicles, horse meat, puffin breasts, seal flippers, putrefied eggs and sheep brawn?

Fortunately there’s plenty of other local delicacies to choose from such as lamb and various kinds of freshly caught fish from the North Atlantic.

There’s over 400 restaurants in Reykjavik.

The typical fare at the finer restaurants in Iceland includes fish & lamb. Some of the fish served in restaurants includes salmon, trout, cod, haddock, plaice, halibut, blue ling, rose fish (ocean perch) and Atlantic woolf fish.

The lamb is some of the best in the world. Whole foods in the US and Canada offers Icelandic lamb for sale.


Cod at a local restaurant in Reykjavik
Lamb at a local restaurant in Reykjavik
Dessert at a local restaurant in Reykjavik


By Stefan

Stefan is a professional guide in Iceland. He's been guiding visitors since 1988 and still loves his job! Professional general guide, hiking guide, incentive guide. National park ranger. Teacher and lecturer and former head of the Iceland Tourist Guide School. Seven univerisity degrees.

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