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11 things to eat in Iceland

(or maybe avoid eating)

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Fermented Shark

It looks so innocent, like samples of turkey in the grocery store. Don't be fooled. This little cube is packing the punch of strong fermented shark.
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It looks so innocent, like samples of turkey in the grocery store. Don't be fooled. This little cube is packing the punch of strong fermented shark.

Ice Cream

Because why would you not eat ice cream in Iceland?
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Because why would you not eat ice cream in Iceland?

Wind Dried Fish

Because everything is better wind dried, right? i.e. hair
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Because everything is better wind dried, right? i.e. hair

Lobster Roll

These buttery rolls filled with veggies are a nice contrast to the more common Maine style rolls we eat stateside.
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These buttery rolls filled with veggies are a nice contrast to the more common Maine style rolls we eat stateside.

Minke Whale

This is a controversial one. With claims that whale consumption in the country is driven by the tourist industry, it is still a dish that you will find at many restaurants. But hey, when in Iceland?
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This is a controversial one. With claims that whale consumption in the country is driven by the tourist industry, it is still a dish that you will find at many restaurants. But hey, when in Iceland?

Skyr

Let's get the taste of controversy out of our mouths with some of Iceland's culture...cultured dairy products that is.
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Let's get the taste of controversy out of our mouths with some of Iceland's culture...cultured dairy products that is.

Puffin

What is that purplish mound? Oh why it is smoked puffin. How can such a cute little bird produce such a disgusting pile of meat.
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What is that purplish mound? Oh why it is smoked puffin. How can such a cute little bird produce such a disgusting pile of meat.

Hot dogs

It might not look like much, but if the hot dogs Baejarins Beztu Pylsur are good enough for a president then they are good enough for me. Order them with "The Works" to get a mixture of ketchup, mustard, remoulade sauce and raw and fried onions.
Anna Bryant / Via strangerootsstyle.com

It might not look like much, but if the hot dogs Baejarins Beztu Pylsur are good enough for a president then they are good enough for me. Order them with "The Works" to get a mixture of ketchup, mustard, remoulade sauce and raw and fried onions.

Horse

Yes, I ate horse. Yes, I liked it. Please don't tell my mom.
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Yes, I ate horse. Yes, I liked it. Please don't tell my mom.

Fish Soup

The steaming soup filled with local catches is perfect for warming you up on a brisk day.
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The steaming soup filled with local catches is perfect for warming you up on a brisk day.

Black Death (Brennivin)

Not really a food, but just in case you need to use the countries token liquor to drink away the memories of some of the foods you ate.
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Not really a food, but just in case you need to use the countries token liquor to drink away the memories of some of the foods you ate.

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