We’re all familiar with haggis, neeps and tatties but what about hákarl, svið and blóðmör? During the Romantic period in 19th century Iceland the feast of Thorri was revived, along with the addition of poetry recitals and speeches. This combination of ceremony, special food to celebrate the occasion and plenty of toasts is very similar to the notion of Burn’s night in Scotland. Thorrablot is celebrated in Iceland in the 13th week of winter which is approximately January 19th so a few days ahead of Scotland’s homage to Robert Burns. These days, although it’s possible to feast on Icelandic delicacies such as shark, sheep heads and blood sausage, washed down with fiery caraway flavoured Brennivin, you don’t need to. Iceland’s great food scene features a wide variety of unusual dishes served with imaginative and delicious twists, as well as the classic and wonderful favourites such as baked Icelandic lamb, delicate arctic char and wonderful seafood soups.
We’re happy to make food experiences part of your holiday to Iceland, or to make your Icelandic food experience a happy one!