The mount Esja trail

Probably the most visited hiking trail in Iceland

The Mount Esja trail is probably the best known and most visited hiking trail in Iceland. The trail leads to a volcanic mountain range called Esjan. Hiking on the mountain is the perfect activity when looking for a venture close to Reykjavik. Know how to live, Live Icelandic


½ Skonsa (white flatbread)
2 tbsp Horseradish sauce
100 gr smoked Icelandic trout
1 tbsp pickled onion
2 tpsb rout roeJuice from ¼ of a lemon
A few sprigs of watercress
½ tbsp grated fresh horseradish

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Spread some horseradish sauce on top of the bread, slice the trout and place on the bread. Add the pickled onion, trout roe and lemon juice. Finish off by adding some watercress and freshly grated horseradish.

Horseradish sauce
100 ml mayonnaise
50 ml Créme fraiche
1 tbsp grated horseradish
Juice from ¼ of a lemon

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and season to taste

Pickled onion
50 ml red wine vinegar
50 ml water
50 gr caster sugar
½ red onion, thinly sliced

Slice the onion and put in a small bowl. Mix the vinegar, water and caster sugar in a pan, bring to a boil and pour the boiling liquid over the onion. Leave to rest for at least 30 min before serving.

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