Food & Drink Tours

Food & Drink Tours

Explore Iceland's cuisine and food culture with an expert guide leading the way. Get a taste of the local flavor on a tour that will satisfy both foodies and adventurous eaters.

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Frequently asked questions

What's included in a food tour in Iceland?

Food & drink tours in Iceland are guided experiences that take you on a culinary journey through Icelandic cuisine, local eateries, and traditional drinks. Participants can taste and learn about the country's unique food culture in quality restaurants or visit Icelandic distilleries and breweries with an expert guide.

How long does a typical food tour in Iceland last?

The duration of a food & drink tour in Iceland varies depending on the specific tour, the number of stops, and the locations visited. Generally, these tours can last between 2 to 4 hours.

Can I visit a brewery in Iceland?

Yes, this fascinating 3-hour brewery tour in Reykjavik allows you to learn about the brewing process of Icelandic craft beers, with plenty of tastings in between. The tour of the brewery ends with a delicious dinner on-site.

Can I visit a distillery in Iceland?

Yes, this unique 1-hour Eimverk distillery tour near Reykjavik takes you to one of the finest distilleries in Iceland. It includes tastings of locally distilled Icelandic whiskey, gin, and Iceland's signature drink, brennivin with an expert guide taking you through the process of how these drinks are made.

Can I bathe in beer in Iceland?

Believe it or not, yes you can! You can visit the unique Bjorbodin Beer Spa in North Iceland where you can bathe in warm, young beer and live beer yeast, with a cold drink in hand, of course. The beer spa is located near the town of Akureyri and is worth a visit if you're in the area.

What is traditional Icelandic cuisine like?

Traditional Icelandic cuisine is heavily influenced by the country's geography, climate, and available resources. It primarily consists of fish, lamb, and dairy products, with a focus on preserving food through techniques such as smoking, drying, pickling, and fermenting.

What are some traditional Icelandic dishes I should try?

Some traditional Icelandic dishes include:

1. Skyr: A thick, yogurt-like dairy product that is often enjoyed with blueberries or as a dessert with sugar and cream.

2. Hangikjot: Smoked lamb served with white sauce, potatoes, and green peas. Traditionally served during Christmas.

3. Hardfiskur: Dried stockfish, usually haddock, cod, or wolffish, often eaten as a snack or spread with butter.

4. Hakarl: Fermented shark using an age-old preserving method, considered a delicacy and an acquired taste.

5. Plokkfiskur: A fish stew made with boiled fish, potatoes, and onions in a creamy sauce.

What is an Icelandic hot dog?

An Icelandic hot dog, known as "pylsa" is a popular street food renowned for its unique flavor and toppings. It is made from a blend of Icelandic lamb, pork, and beef, which gives it a distinct taste compared to other hot dogs. The hot dog is typically served in a soft bun and topped with three condiments: ketchup, sweet mustard, and remoulade (a mayonnaise-based sauce with sweet relish). Under the hot dog, you will find a combination of raw onions and crispy fried onions.

You are free to choose what condiments to include on your hot dog. If you want the full Icelandic experience, you should order one with everything, or "eina með öllu," which includes all five ingredients mentioned above.

What is brennivin?

Brennivin is a clear, unsweetened schnapps flavored with caraway. It directly translates to "burning wine" and is considered Iceland's signature distilled beverage. Because of the iconic black label on the bottle and high alcohol content, it is sometimes jokingly called Svarti Dauði, or "Black Death".

What types of foods and beverages can I expect to try on a food and drink tour in Iceland?

On a food & drink tour in Iceland, you may get to taste a variety of local delicacies such as skyr, rye bread, lamb, fresh fish, fermented shark (hákarl), dried fish (harðfiskur), and traditional pastries. Beverages may include local craft beers, Icelandic schnapps (Brennivín), and unique non-alcoholic drinks.

What language are the food tours in Iceland conducted in?

Most food & drink tours in Iceland are conducted in English. Still, there are options for other languages for private tours, such as this 3-hour private traditional Icelandic food tour of Reykjavik which is available in Spanish and French.

Are there any age restrictions for food or drink tours in Iceland?

Some food & drink tours may have age restrictions, especially if they include alcohol tastings or visits to breweries. Participants under the legal drinking age (20 years in Iceland) may not be allowed to join certain tours or may only be able to partake in non-alcoholic tastings. It's essential to check the tour description for age requirements before booking.

Is tipping required when eating at restaurants in Iceland?

Tipping is not required when eating at a restaurant in Iceland or visiting a bar. If the service was exceptional and you prefer to leave a tip, it is not frowned upon, but not expected either.

Is water free at Icelandic restaurants and bars?

Yes, all Icelandic restaurants and bars offer free water for their patrons. The water in Iceland is known for being exceptionally clean and full of minerals. Bottled water is generally not bought by locals as Icelanders simply drink the clean water available from the tap.