Iceland Food Tours: The 5 Best Foodie Adventures in Iceland

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Iceland is well-known for its rich and varied culinary scene. From slow-roasted lamb and hot bowls of fish soup to fermented shark and rye bread ice cream, this Nordic island nation has it all. Wherever you go, you’ll come across unique flavors and delicious Icelandic dishes made with fresh ingredients.

In the past, Icelandic people needed to preserve food in a way that allowed it to last for a long time.  Most foods were salted, cured, smoked, and fermented because of the harsh natural circumstances. Nowadays, thanks to the new technologies, you can find almost anything to satisfy your taste buds while visiting Iceland.

Finding authentic places to eat in an unfamiliar place can be tricky. Therefore, one of the best ways to sample Iceland cuisine is by going on a food tour. For an authentic taste of Icelandic cuisine, check out our list of the best Iceland food tours.

Reykjavik Food Lovers Tour: Icelandic Traditional Food

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Reykjavik Food Lovers Tour is one of the most popular food tours in Iceland. It allows you to sample the truly authentic dishes from this Nordic country.

In addition to eating delicious foods, you will also have an opportunity to hear stories about the history of Iceland and its food culture on this foodie walking tour. You will be in good hands, as your tour guides for this fabulous food tour in Reykjavik are professionals and graduates from the tour guide school in Iceland.

The tour is all about traditional Icelandic dishes. Travel Iceland on a budget and try dishes like Icelandic meat soup, skyr, fermented shark, and lobster soup. The journey ends with an authentic Icelandic drink!

Reykjavik Food Walk

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Wish to try Icelandic cheeses and ice cream? Book the Reykjavik Food Walk, a 3-hour long walking tour in downtown Reykjavik with a local guide that includes a visit to 4 to 6 dining establishments ranging from chic restaurants to food trucks.

Explore the center of the city with a knowledgeable guide and sample street foods and authentic dishes like hot dogs, cheeses, homemade ice cream, and Icelandic lamb.

Besides trying the best of the local cuisine, you will be passing by some of the finest attractions in Reykjavik including the Parliament House, Harpa Concert Hall, and Hallgrimskirkja. This is a small group tour with a maximum of 12 people.

Akureyri Food Walk

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A small team of foodies from Akureyri (a city in northern Iceland) decided to put together a food tour and showcase what their picturesque city has to offer. On this 3-hour long Akureyri Food Walk, travelers will feast on Icelandic food and interesting specialties that can only be found here in the capital of the north.

What’s on the menu? Hop between small family-run restaurants and try signature dishes such as free-roaming lamb, freshly caught seafood from the local fishermen, the unique Akureyri pizza, and more local delicacies of North Iceland.

Travelers with a sweet tooth will be delighted to hear that the Akureyri Food Walk ends with a delicious dessert. All of this with a fun & knowledgeable local foodie guide right by your side. This is without a doubt one of the best Iceland food tours.

Northern Lights: Tour with Hot Icelandic Chocolate and Cinnamon Buns

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Many tourists visit Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Finland to see the incredible Northern Lights. Also known as Aurora Borealis, this extraordinary natural phenomenon that appears in the night sky around the Earth’s poles is an experience unlike any other.

Wish to see the Northern Lights in Iceland and try local food delicacies at the same time? Join the Tour with Hot Icelandic Chocolate and Cinnamon Buns and try delicious pastries from Brauð og Co (sourdough bakery) and a cup of homemade hot chocolate made from real Icelandic chocolate.

We have to mention that the probability of seeing the lights is always fair and the company cancels the tours where there is little chance of catching the Northern Lights.

Kopar Fine Dining Dinner and Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

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If you wish to enjoy authentic Iceland cuisine at one of the best restaurants in Reykjavik and then take a Northern Lights cruise to see the natural phenomenon in the sky, we recommend booking the Kopar Fine Dining Dinner and Northern Lights Cruise.

Kick off your evening with a 6-course dinner (Adventure Menu) at the restaurant Kopar which is located in the Old Harbor. This fine dining establishment is famous for its innovative dishes and your 6-course dinner includes local soup, lobster, lamb, duck, redfish, and the most amazing desserts.

After dinner at Kopar, check-in for your Northern Lights by Boat tour at the nearby Special Tours Ticket Office. The cruise lasts for about 2 hours and includes onboard commentary and video, use of warm coveralls, and seeing the incredible Northern Lights.

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