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These trendy "bollur" are filled with things like toblerone, strawberries and champagne and licorice- star anise.

Today is bun day in Iceland!

yesterday, 09:28 GMT To mark the beginning of Lent, Icelanders celebrate with three days next week: Bolludagur on Monday, Sprengidagur on Tuesday and Öskudagur on Wednesday. Bolludagur, or bun day is a day to feast on cream-filled buns.

Grillið does perhaps not have a Michelin Star, but it has one of the best view of any restaurant in Reykjavik.

Five Icelandic restaurants named in the Michelin Guide

23 Feb Dill restaurant received a star from the Michelin Guide yesterday, four other restaurants are named in this esteemed restaurant guidebook. Here you can see the comments they got from the Michelin staff.

Owner Kristinn Vilbergsson, Ólafur Ágústsson managing director of Dill, head chef Ragnar Eiríksson and Gunnar Karl Gíslason,one of the founders of Dill, receiving their Michelin star.

First Michelin star for an Icelandic restaurant goes to Dill

22 Feb "This is a game changer for us and draws the world's attention to our restaurant," says Kristinn Vilbergsson, one of the owners of Dill restaurant in Reykjavik. He's currently in Stockholm being presented with a Michelin star for Dill, the first restaurant in Iceland to receive this honour.

The festival is a popular event.

Craft beer festival in Reykjavik

21 Feb If you’re into craft beer and visiting Iceland right now, forget about sightseeing, there is too much beer to be tasted. This week, an annual beer week takes place that'll finish off with one of the greatest beer related events in Iceland, Kex Hostel's Beer Festival.

Reyksoðið folaldafilet með bláberjadressingu.

Icelandic horse meat sold at a high price in Japan

21 Feb Around 600 kilos of Icelandic horse meat are exported to Japan every week from Iceland. The meat, which has been popular in Iceland through the ages, is highly priced in Japan. Hopes are up to increase the export to 2.5 to 3 tonnes each week.

Dill Restaurant offers New Nordic cuisine, it's also White Guide's highest rated restaurant in Iceland.

Nordic cuisine: From culinary disaster zone to NOMA

19 Feb The turn of tides in Nordic gastronomy has probably not escaped the notice of anyone with eyes on the culinary scene. From being what central Europeans referred to as a culinary disaster zone to Nordic chefs winning some of the world’s most prestigious culinary prizes.

Cured salmon is a popular dish in Iceland

Best restaurants for Icelandic cuisine

11 Feb One of the fun parts about visiting a country is to try the local cuisine. Here’s a list of restaurant in Reykjavik where you can find the best traditional food, everything from the strange to the truly magnificent.

An evening of vegan food and organic French wines was the second in the unique pop-up restaurant series.

A foodie trip in Iceland to a secret destination

8 Feb The people behind Kex Hostel, pizza restaurant Hverfigata 12 and the famed Dill restaurant are now offering a most wonderful foodie experience taking place on four consecutive Sunday nights.

Þráinn Freyr Vigfússon has competed in the Bocuse d'Or.

Award winning chef opens new Reykjavik restaurant

31 Jan Former head chef of the Blue Lagoon restaurant and Kolabrautin, a restaurant inside Harpa concert hall, will be opening a new restaurant on Laugavegur, Reykjavik's main shopping street.

Ice cream in summer

I scream for Icelandic ice cream

30 Jan Cold and dark winter doesn’t in any way discourage Icelander’s love of ice cream. Winter frost can even add to the experience, there is just something about enjoying a cone filled with soft serve ice cream in the freezing cold.

Matbar offers fresh, timeless design and light Italian inspired dishes.

Yet another new restaurant for Hverfisgata, the new hip street of Reykjavik

28 Jan Matbar is a new restaurant which opened last night in Hverfisgata in the centre of Reykjavik. Hverfisgata has enjoyed a new lease of life in this last year.

Viktor Örn Andrésson preparing for Bocuse d'Or

Iceland awarded bronze at Bocuse d‘Or

26 Jan A large group of Icelandic supporters flew to France to watch chef Viktor Örn Andrésson compete in the esteemed culinary competition Bocuse d’Or. The group was easily identifiable in Iceland t-shirts, some even wearing Viking helmets.

Disgraced ex PM's strange appetites

25 Jan Former Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, MP for the Progressive Party caused an internet sensation in Iceland yesterday for his photograph of raw mince meat on a water cracker which he posted on his Facebook page.

Stone Brewing will take over the taps at Mikkeller & Friends on Thursday

American craft beer and Icelandic gastro pub food

25 Jan Two beer related events will be held in Reykjavik this coming Thursday to celebrate that brew from Stone Brewing will be available in Iceland for the very first time.

Warning: This cookies are not vegan

"Vegan" cookies confuse tourist in Iceland

20 Jan Veganesti is a popular oat cookie found in most gas stations in Iceland. A confused tourist believed the Icelandic name to refer to vegan, which it does not.

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