Discover Iceland ventito.is is your passport to an iceland that’s a lot more than Bjork and glaciers. Explore the country’s fjords, volcanoes, black sand beaches and other natural wonders on this self-drive adventure that combines a range of exciting activities with plenty of time to relax and soak in the iconic Blue Lagoon.
You’ll discover a diverse food scene that’s changing and evolving, from traditional meals with deep roots in Icelandic society to dishes that show how the local cuisine is growing and experimenting with modern tastes and ingredients. Try lamb neck with carrots and blueberries, rutabaga (root vegetable) with horseradish or volcano-baked rye bread baked for 24 hours underground near a hot spring to give it its quintessential sponginess.
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Seafood is a big part of the diet, and salmon, cod and haddock are among the most popular fish. But there’s also plenty of meat and other plant-based options. In fact, the country is becoming known for its vegan restaurants and cafes, where you can sample tasty dishes that showcase a modern take on traditional recipes.
You can also visit an organic farm and help shear or feed sheep, as well as experience a working dairy farm where you can milk a cow or see how Icelandic cheese is made. You can even join in on a tree planting session and do your bit for the environment, which is one of the activities on our Fire & Ice trip, where travellers plant five trees to help preserve the island’s balanced ecosystem.