There's nothing particularly startling or outlandish about Icelandic food.
We tried the hakarl, or rotten shark, which is probably the second
scariest item after burned sheep's head.
Unsurprisingly, Iceland has a broad range of dairy products.
This photo shows just a few of the many different kinds of milk available.
is "ordinary" milk (to an Australian),
is a sour milk, lettmjólk
is low-fat milk,
is a long-life UHT milk, and þykmjólk
a kind of yoghurt. We never tried ab mjólk
(acidophilus) or undanrenna
Skyr is really nice, and we wish it was available in Australia!
The hot-dog is an Icelandic staple - if a service station offers any hot
food, they'll have hot-dogs. These come with onion flakes, fresh onion,
mustard, and tomato sauce. (Coffee is supposed to be a big thing in
Iceland, but we didn't have a single decent cup, mostly just service
capsicum in a Reykjavik supermarket
I suspect these capsicums came from glasshouses - otherwise pretty much
all fruit and vegetables must be imported. (This photo was a nice test of
the manual colour balance on my camera - it coped with the supermarket
lighting remarkably well.)