Navigate the world with food allergies

 Iceland

Iceland is a country of diverse landscapes, incredible nature, and endless exploration. There are only a few main roads but many adventures await. With interesting wildlife and the many natural wonders, like hot springs, there is plenty to keep you occupied!



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 Essential Information

Official Language

Icelandic

Emergency Number

112

Currency

Icelandic króna


LABELLED ALLERGENS

Celery, Cereals containing gluten, Crustaceans, Eggs, Fish, Lupin, Molluscs, Mustard, Nuts, Peanuts, Sesame Seeds, Soya, Sulphur Dioxide (sulphites)


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Traditional Food

Since Iceland is an island, fish and shellfish are primary ingredients along with tree nuts. This can make traveling to Iceland with food allergies a bit more challenging. Most restaurants have fish as the main ingredient, however there are restaurants with other meats like steak and you can usually find a salad or pasta dish.

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Cultural understanding of food allergies

Food allergies are not prevalent in Iceland, therefore making awareness inconsistent. Many foods are imported to Iceland and you will likely recognize brands at the grocery store. Always check ingredients and manufacturing processes though because they can differ from one country to the next. Staying in accommodations with a kitchen if you are allergic to fish, shellfish and nuts might be the easiest option.

 Firsthand accounts of traveling to Iceland with Food Allergies