Cheap Eats in Iceland

The snow’s falling, the budget is tight, you’re sitting in your rental car trying to defrost two hours from a cafe, and it’s lunch time. What to do? May I suggest …

Icelandic flatbread, a Danish twisted donut, herring-beet-apple salad, skyr (fresh-cheese-yoghurt with zero fat and 17g of protein — I like pear or blueberry the best, but there are a lot of other flavours, too), and the one you love. Cost? About a third of a cup of tea and 10% of a bowl of soup in Reykjavik. At this rate, you might be able to afford dinner! And by the time you’re done, you might be able to see out!

6 thoughts on “Cheap Eats in Iceland

    1. Harold Rhenisch Post author

      There’s skyr here and there these days, but it’s an inferior product. I find the plain flavour the only tolerable one here. Plum jam makes it come out nice. 😉 I tried the lemon meringue pie flavour once… weird! And the melon flavour… did you try that? Bizarre, that one.

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      1. Harold Rhenisch Post author

        Ha. I didn’t find that one. I shall keep my eye out for it. The lemon merinque was a trick. “Lemon” it said. They didn’t elaborate. It was like Danish Christmas Pudding. But not as good. I did find that a half hour picking bilberries with the sheep, in the rain, and then adding them to the Skyr, in the rain, was a fine way to dine.

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      2. Harold Rhenisch Post author

        You’re right! Ha, you’re onto something. It has been said that Gunnar’s A∂venta was the inspiration for The Old Man and the Sea.

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