Icelandic Foods That Blew Our Minds

There's no debating that Iceland is best known for quirkiness, but we didn't realize how much it crossed over into its population's food choices. The country stays true to its Viking roots — and the slogan "Sustainable Iceland since 874 AD." Iceland's diet mainstays include seafood (they're completely surrounded by the Arctic waters, so they eat a lot of fish), potatoes, lamb, and, of course, skyr.

What we actually discovered while exploring Reykjavik's culinary scene was a few more unusual and offputting dishes. Warning: not for the faint-hearted (or vegetarians)!