The international crowds have really started to take notice of this isolated travel destination following in the footsteps of Hollywood blockbusters such as Walter Mitty featuring Ben Stiller and Oblivion featuring Tom Cruise. These types of film showcase the marvels of the icelandic nature, and are some of the main assets of the tourist industry in Iceland, since visitors can get a first hand perspective on the purity of the Icelandic nature while sitting their own home all over the world.
In spite of the increasing amounts of tourists, the Icelandic population is only estimated to be 325,671 and living in an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq. mi), Iceland is by far the most sparsely populated European country of all. The capital city is called Reykjavik and including it’s suburbs it’s home to two-thirds of the entire population of the country. Because of this, visitors will never feel that they are walking in a tourist trail when visiting the highlights that the country has to offer. Some of these highlights are centered around the fact that Iceland is in fact highly volcanically and geologically active.
The interior of the land consists of a plateau of sand and endless lava fields, glaciers, mountains, and pristine glacial rivers that gently make their way through the lowlands of the country. This unique combination of nature and weather is remarkable when it comes to making some of the most nutritious food anywhere. The Icelandic low carb recipes and even the healthy vegetarian recipes in the Icelandic cuisine can be considered among the best in the world.
Many of the Icelandic restaurants work closely with the local farmers providing possible the best lamb and fish available in the world. The Icelandic chefs primarily work with only seasonal products and strive for a strong emphasis on the flavor and origin of each individual ingredient. Smoked, dried or cured dishes are part of the culinary tradition also featuring exotic products such as kelp, horse, and perhaps the best and purest salt you can find and served in the number one restaurant in the world; Noma.
Only recently, the international society of gastronomes, have discovered the wonders and health benefits of the Icelandic healthy dinner recipes, so there is still plenty of room for exploration for anyone interested in this wonderful cuisine. Visitors will find Iceland to be a destination of adventures, natural marvels, and deliciously cooked, healthy food made from the best imaginable resources and healthy dinner recipes. As you can see Iceland is a magnificent place and there is a lot to see, so taking some of the Island tours, like Iceland ring road tour, would be a great choice for your next holiday.