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Oh, holy wow, skyr brulee! Two of my favorite things, combined.

When we were on Heimaey, on our honeymoon, we admired the puffins. Beautiful and strange.

Some of those foods, especially fish, remind me of some that we've had in Denmark visiting with good friends, especially herring in many different sauces washed down with aquavit. I struggled with some of them but I think F. is part Danish for he loved it all! The desserts also sound similar. The pancakes are common in Finland as well. I still dream fof visiting Iceland.

Even the closest of friends could never persuade me to eat some of those foods you so heroically consumed, especially the pickled sharks. No no no!

I read somewhere that puffins were counted as a fish...

Wow. The food looks incredible. Wish we'd gone with you to Iceland. We ate fish. Lots of fish. Probably because it was a fish symposium. I did became a major convert of fresh skyr (the first non-chocolate dessert that I could have lived off as my only dessert from that moment forward). I am still disappointed that packaged skyr that is offered here in the states falls flat.

Thanks for sharing this experience. It sounds very strange but also wonderful.

Really like your blog and since Im Icelandic and I can say that Im happy to see you like the food. Flatbrauð its called the flat bread.

You should try some fly fishing in Iceland; Salmon, sea trout etc, thats the best fish you can eat

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Palli

Thanks, all. Yes, it help to like fish before you go...I wonder if someone can explain to me if there's any difference between skyr and Greek yogurt or lebneh.

Palli, thanks for reading and commenting! Yes, I do like your food, and the flatbraud especially. Actually I think it would be great to fly-fish in Iceland. Does the wind ever stop blowing long enough so you can cast a fly? I used to fly-fish on small lakes and streams; my father was an expert. Our challenge here was not to get hung up in all the trees and bushes - not a problem in Iceland!

Wow. The food looks incredible. Wish we'd gone with you to Iceland. We ate fish. Lots of fish. Probably because it was a fish symposium. I did became a major convert of fresh skyr (the first non-chocolate dessert that I could have lived off as my only dessert from that moment forward).

The food looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing.

Wonderful account and gorgeous photos! I went to Iceland back in the 90s, found the food also strange and the beer almost unaffordable. But it was such a memorable trip. Thanks for taking me back there again!

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