Tasting Iceland


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. 😀

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!

9 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. 😀 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.

  1. This shot brings up a memory that makes my stomach close all it’s entries. So, I must admit that I’m one of the normal people, 😉 Wonderful blog and photo’s. See you!

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