A great introduction to Reykjavik!
Our guide, Alexandra, introduced us to a number of fabulous dishes. We started with a meat (lamb) soup, went on to a cheese shop for samples of cheese and meats (including horse and goose), continued to a cafe for a unique rye-bread ice cream (it sounds odd if you have American rye in mind, but this is a dark, somewhat sweet molasses-rich rye -- the ice cream was excellent!), and moved on from there to a seafood restaurant for a sampling of arctic char and fish mash (also unique and wonderful). These were followed by Icelandic yogurt outdoors by Reykjavik's "pond," a hot dog (mostly lamb) with all the fixings at the oldest hot dog stand in the city, and finally a wonderful pair of desserts -- a chocolate concoction in the shape of a rose, and an apple sorbet -- with coffee.
Alexandra was a wonderful guide. She answered all our questions about life in Reykjavik and Iceland, about local traditions, about must-see parts of the city, and of course about the food. By the time the tour was over, we felt as if we'd learned a lot and made a new friend.
We did this tour on our first day in Iceland. It was a great way to orient ourselves and get through our jet lag, as well as to find great places to eat! We actually returned to two of the tour spots later in our week; had we stayed longer, I'm sure we would have gone back to more. Thank you, Alexandra and Like a Local!
• January 15, 2018