Fish Tacos, Fish & Chips, Fish Soup, Fish Everything!
Iceland is known for many things - adventure, nature, jaw-dropping sites, and fish EVERYTHING! When you look at Iceland on a map it makes sense that fresh fish are extremely plentiful and normal to eat at any time of the day. Iceland is surrounded by water on all sides. The most popular fish served are salmon, haddock, cod, and halibut.
The day I landed was no exception to the fish diet. Upon arrival I did the most touristy thing of all - the blue lagoon. After a 6.5 hour flight and then soaking in the warm, calm, feel-good water lunch was NEEDED. I stumped upon an awesome hole-in-the-wall restaurant called Icelandic Fish and Chips.
The menu was slim, but the smells spoke for themselves. I ordered their fish of the day special which happened to be tender pollock, fried in organic spelt batter. I opted to add rosemary garlic potatoes and three dipping sauces (truffle & tarragon, basil & garlic, and lemon & dill), all of which were divine.
If you're looking for a traditional dish that's not at an crazy high price, stop into Icelandic Fish and Chips restaurant!