Tasting Iceland

Hákarl

I have been wanting to do this for a while before I arrived in Iceland, and today I had both the chance and courage to do so.

Hákarl – or fermented shark, is a local delicacy I guess you could say… there are those that love it, and then most normal people hate it. :D

It is made from Greenland or Sleeper Shark. Once caught it is buried for a while, and then hung to ferment for months on end… Check out Bizarre Foods youtube clip on Hákarl here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KL9xuTsfdE

 

It really was not as bad as what I thought it would be. Another thing ticked off the bucket list… Hákarl – Yummo!

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6 thoughts on “Tasting Iceland

    • It kind of tasted like a slightly fishy old boot Rebecca, with a really pungent ammonia smell that burns into your nostrils and sticks around for hours. :D It wasn’t that bad, but it was a little chewy with a slight fishy and salty taste I thought, and the smell is very off putting.

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