One of the first things I noticed in Iceland was that were no chain restaurants anywhere. No Starbucks, no Dunkin Donuts, not even a 7-11 (which is the lifeline of Japan). It truly has retained its island culture and food is no exception to that.
Like the landscape, food here was unlike anything else I have seen. There are the terrifyingly unique dishes – whale, puffin, horse liver, and fermented shark – and the more approachable delicious plates – fresh fish of the day, well done lamb soup, comforting morning pastries, and even hot dogs. Iceland has its own take on everything, and like it or not, there are no substitutions.