It's been a while! Sorry about the radio-silence over here - without any travels or other exciting events to report, I have totally neglected momoetc. HOWEVER... we did just come back from Iceland (this isn't news to any of you who follow along on instagram or snapchat, of course), and it was fantastic! We took advantage of Iceland Air's stopover policy on our way to my best friend's wedding in Germany and got to explore the Land of Ice and Fire for 3 full days.
*Skyr is Icelandic yoghurt that is a must-try - it's sort of like Greek yoghurt, but lower in fat and healthier. You can find it at any grocery store!
After the blue lagoon, we went straight to our airbnb in the heart of Reykjavik. Our host Arni was waiting for us at the most adorable two-bedroom apartment I ever saw, and did not only show us around the apartment, but also sat down with us to give us the coolest insider tips for our stay in Iceland. The apartment sleeps 4 and is quiet but very central - I highly recommend it!
Since our only meal so far had been the skyr smoothies at the blue lagoon, we decided to fight the imminent threat of hangriness with the famous lobster soup and fish kebabs at Sea Baron, or "Saegreifinn" in Reykjavik's harbor. Everything they have is insanely delicious, and if you are feeling adventurous, you can even try minke whale. Don't worry, minke whales are not an endangered species, and Iceland has lots of fishing regulations... but yes, I agree, it's still weird. The place itself is really cute as well - check out those sailor vibes!
When in Reykjavik, you will obviously have to try the famous hot dogs called Baejarins Beztu Pylsur. (Pylsur = Sausage in Icelandic). Icelandic hot dogs are special because the "Pylsur" are made with lamb, which makes them extra-delicious. Careful though - they ALSO have the usual pork and beef. The little stand close to the harbour is open really late (until 1 am during the week and 4 am on Friday and Saturday nights, but closed on Sundays (like everything else in Iceland other than restaurants, by the way)), so get a hot dog (actually, get two) and go watch the midnight sunset (or mid-day sunset, depending on when you are in Iceland).
Stay tuned for days number 2 and 3 in separate blog posts! :)
For on-the-go snacks, you'll never go wrong with Skyr (Icelandic yoghurt), available in any grocery store.
More on-the-go snacks are available at Sandholdt Bakari, an awesome bakery in the heart of Reykjavik. Try the pistachio and the custard pastries and DEFINITELY get one of their sandwiches if you are planning a road trip or a picnic.
For lunch in Reykjavik, go to Sea Baron, or "Saegreifinn" and try the lobster soup. If you are still hungry, try any of the seafood kebabs.
For a real dinner or date night, we loved a brand new gastro pub called Sæta Svínið, which means "cute pig". This place has delicious food (we had the mushroom toast and the mussels), a great beer list and amazing cocktails! Whatever you do, definitely get the skyr-based cheesecake dessert. For designated drivers, pregnant ladies and all other non-drinkers - ask for off the menu virgin cocktails. One of the bartenders is a member of AA and will make you the best non-alcoholic drink you have ever tasted.