Viking Foods in Iceland: Sheep Head, Hákarl (Fermented Shark), Sheep Balls, Whale Fats, Goes on!

Icelanders are proud of their Viking heritage and Icelandic language and take great care to preserve their traditions. Modern Icelandic remains close to the Old Norse spoken in the Viking Age.

So Deaf Iceland Tour sincerely wanted to show us the Viking traditional food. My father and I were thrilled to learn that we are going to eat some Viking food. Later, we discovered how insane those foods Viking consumed in the past. It was an entirely fun experience! We want to share the video with you all.

1. Hákarl, a fermented shark, is hardcore Norse food that continued from the settlement of Iceland in the 9th century.

2. Svið is a traditional Icelandic dish consisting of a sheep’s head cut in half, singed to remove the fur, and boiled with the brain removed, sometimes cured in lactic acid.

3. This “stockfish,” as it’s called, “is a bit like beef jerky, only fishy,” says Barraclough. “It would have been a valuable food source on long sea journeys.”

4. Súrir hrútspungar (Sour Ram’s Testicles)!

5. Brennivín is a schnapps made from fermented potatoes and caraway. It tastes strongly of caraway, but it is mainly a rapid delivery system to oblivion, which, if you are eating fermented shark and sour ram’s testicles, is probably not such a bad thing.

6. Whale Blubber – fat meat out of the whale.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful culture with us @Deaf Iceland Tour

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