Author: foodadmin2016

February 18, 2018 foodadmin2016

The Gourmet Food Market in Harpa March 3 -4, 2018 – a must for all food lovers If you are an enthusiast foodie and lucky enough to be in Reykjavik the first weekend of March 2018, don’t miss out on the largest Gourmet Food Market in Iceland! This fantastic farmers market is held the first…

September 28, 2017 foodadmin2016

The family farm Bjarteyjarsandur – one of our favorite stops in West Iceland One of the farms we visit during the Crisscross tours is Bjarteyjarsandur, a typical Icelandic sheep farm (but with that little bit extra). We spoke with Arnheidur Hjörleifsdóttir, one of Bjarteyjarsandur’s farmers, on what makes this place so special. Bjarteyjarsandur is a…

September 20, 2017 foodadmin2016

The Puffin Saviours Puffins are beautiful creatures, and one of the many wonders of nature that attract people to Iceland. The seabirds spend most of their life at sea and are great swimmers who can dive down to 60 meters (200 feet) when looking for prey. In spring, their famous beaks turn from a nonchalant…

September 13, 2017 foodadmin2016

Hlemmur Square – for food lovers in Reykjavík! Yes! Iceland’s first food hall has recently opened at Hlemmur square. Hlemmur Mathöll caters to every pallet, with diverse vendors selling everything from organic sourdough bread to authentic Mexican tacos! Hlemmur was formally one of Reykjavík’s two main bus terminals, connecting the downtown area with the suburbs….

September 4, 2017 foodadmin2016

NO SLIM PICKINGS IN ICELAND! When summer flees Icelanders flock to the countryside for “berjamór”, or berry picking. All berries in public places are up for grabs and it is a popular family outing to pick berries. Some fill containers and prepare treats at home, others enjoy the instant gratification of filling their mouths. Not…

August 30, 2017 foodadmin2016

SHIFTING INTO AUTUMN Our first summer of food and farm tours is coming to a close and we want to thank all of our guests for the wonderful times we´ve had together exploring Iceland and Icelandic food! Now fall approaches us, the nights grow darker and longer and soon the leaves will take on the…

March 2, 2017 foodadmin2016

FOOD AND FUN STARTS TODAY IN REYKJAVIK This weekend Reykjavik will be full of very happy foodies enjoying the 16th Food and fun festival. The festival has been an annual event since 2002. Every year more and more master chefs and food lovers meet in Reykjavík for a culinary celebration and cooking competition. 16 top…

February 24, 2017 foodadmin2016

THE FIRST MICHELIN RESTAURANT IN ICELAND. DILL restaurant just became the first Icelandic restaurant to earn a Michelin star. Ragnar Eiríksson, head chef at DILL, accepted the Michelin Award in Stockholm on behalf of the restaurant, accompanied by his partners. Icelandic chefs and restaurants have been flourishing in the last few years and keep getting…

February 8, 2017 foodadmin2016

When travelling with Crisscross we often visit the beautiful and very friendly goats at Háafell goat farm. When the first settlers came to Iceland the Icelandic goat was among the livestock they brought with them; cows, sheep, pigs, horses, chicken, cats, dogs and goats. For more than 1000 years Icelandic farmers have been breeding the…

January 23, 2017 foodadmin2016

WEST ICELAND ON TOP 17. West Iceland is in good company on an exciting list of top 17 destinations to visit in 2017 recently published by CNN Travel. The travel reporters for CNN are real globetrotters, who have practically been to every corner of the world. The Top 17 list includes a great variety of…