The marketing folks in Iceland may enjoy painting the nation’s cuisine as replete with pickled ram’s testicles, sheep’s heads, putrefied shark, and spiced innards, but there is food originating from this little island that is delicious, flavour-packed, and cheap. And no, I don’t just mean hot dogs.
Skyr is the quintessential Icelandic dairy product. Some describe it as thick yogurt, others as sour curds. It is high in protein and calcium and very low in fat – a fitness fan’s dream. Skyr is heavily marketed as one of the best fast-food health products in the country, and while this is most definitely true of pure skyr, the popular fruit varieties are full of sugar and less healthy than the tourist department would wish you to believe.