There are many things to love about Iceland (e.g. see Blue Lagoon and summer sunset photos at the end of this post), but few of them are vegetarian foods. Marieke kindly sent us some veg*n survival tips before we departed; we booked an apartment with a kitchen, stocked up on Tartex and sandwich 'meats' at Veganz before leaving Berlin, and kept a keen eye out for Bugles. Preparing most meals ourselves saved us a lot of money and we suspected that we weren't missing out on much.
This still allowed us to enjoy the high standard of bakeries (light yet chewy bread, melt-in-the-mouth cookies) and skyr. Skyr is a Icelandic dairy product that's prepared like a fresh cheese but comes off more like yoghurt. It's thick and creamy, yet apparently very low in fat, and it's enormously satisfying with granola for breakfast.
The 'night-time' view from our apartment
Entering the Blue Lagoon...