Iceland's Must-Try Foods for the Road

Greetings from the land of fire and ice! Adventure through Iceland isn’t just a feast for the eyes, it’s also an opportunity to indulge in the country’s rich food traditions.

As you navigate the scenic routes and hidden gems, prepare to treat your taste buds to an array of Icelandic delicacies that are the perfect companions for your road trip adventure.


Why Rent a Car in Iceland

Renting a car in Iceland gives you the freedom to explore at your own pace. With a car from Blue Car Rental, you can start your adventure as soon as you land in Iceland.

They offer a wide range of vehicles to suit your journey, whether you're cruising along the coast or venturing into the highlands.

Plus, having your own car means you can pack it with all the tasty snacks and foods Iceland has to offer.


Top Foods to Enjoy on Your Road Trip

While Iceland's landscapes are unforgettable, the food is just as memorable. Here are some great picks to keep you energized on the road:



Skyr is like yogurt, but even creamier and full of protein. It's perfect for a quick, healthy snack. You can find skyr in any supermarket, and it tastes great with some fruit or granola.


Harðfiskur (Dried Fish)

Think of harðfiskur as Iceland's version of beef jerky. It's full of protein and omega-3s, making it a super snack for travelers. Try it plain or with a bit of Icelandic butter.



Need something sweet? Kleinur are twisted, fried dough treats that are a bit like doughnuts. They're perfect with a cup of coffee for a cozy break during your drive.


Icelandic Chocolate

Icelandic chocolate is something special, with unique flavors like sea salt or wild berries. Keep a bar in the car for a sweet treat as you explore.

Icelanders love to combined chocolate and liquorice. It might not be everyone favourite, but just as Skyr and dried fish we encourage you to try it.

Iceland´s most popular chocolate is Hraun, or lava bites. There chocolate treats are absolutely amazing. They look like small pieces of lava. Combining classic Icelandic candy with the country’s raw beauty in a delicious way.  

Specialty Foods for the Daring Traveler

For those looking to try something uniquely Icelandic, these foods are a must:

Hákarl (Fermented Shark): This dish is an adventure in itself. It's known for its strong taste and is often enjoyed with Brennivín, a local schnapps.

Of course we do not recommend drinking Brennivín or any other alcohol while driving in Iceland.

Plokkfiskur: This fish stew, made with potatoes and onions, is comforting and perfect after a day of exploring.

Icelandic Lamb: Free-roaming in the highlands, Icelandic lamb is tender and flavorful. It's delicious in soups or grilled.

Sustainable Snacking

As you discover the beauty of Iceland, consider buying your snacks from local vendors. It's a great way to support the community and enjoy the freshest tastes of Iceland.

Like local vegetables and fruits, grown in greenhouses using geothermal energy found all over Iceland.

The Icelandic Hot Dog: A Must-Try On The Road

No road trip in Iceland is complete without trying the country’s most beloved fast food: the Icelandic hot dog, or "pylsa."

Made from a blend of lamb, pork, and beef, this isn’t just any hot dog; it's a taste of Icelandic tradition. What sets it apart is the unique toppings - crunchy onions, sweet brown mustard called "pylsusinnep," ketchup, and remoulade, a sauce made with mayo and herbs.

You'll find hot dog stands in towns and cities across Iceland, making it the perfect easy meal for travelers. The most famous spot is Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur in Reykjavik, a must-visit for anyone wanting to experience the authentic taste of Iceland.

But don't worry, you don’t have to go back to the capital to enjoy this treat; there are many hot dog stands dotted along the main routes, ready to serve hungry explorers.

Having a rental car means you can easily stop at any hot dog stand that catches your eye, whether you're in the heart of a bustling city or on the outskirts of a serene fjord. It’s an affordable, delicious, and truly Icelandic way to keep your energy up during your adventures.

So, when you’re out exploring Iceland’s incredible landscapes with your rental car, make sure to pull over for a pylsa. It’s a simple pleasure that perfectly complements the epic backdrop of your road trip, and it’s a taste of Iceland you won’t want to miss.


Exploring with Blue Car Rental

Blue Car Rental makes your Icelandic adventure easy and stress-free. Pick up your car directly at the airport and get ready to explore everything Iceland has to offer, from its natural wonders to its delicious cuisine.

Plus, driving yourself means you can stop for incredible views and food experiences whenever you like.


A Journey of Flavors and Sights

Iceland's food scene is as diverse as its landscapes. With a rental car from Blue Car Rental, you have the ultimate freedom to explore every corner of this stunning island at your own pace.

From the creamy skyr to the unique taste of hákarl, your road trip through Iceland will be an unforgettable journey of flavors and sights. Happy driving and enjoy every bite!

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