Photo Of The Day: Slátur – A Traditional Icelandic Dish

Photo: Þjóðminjasafnið

Slátur is one of the traditional Icelandic dishes. It is made from the offals of the sheep. We have two different kinds of it. Lifrarpylsa that is made mainly with the liver and then Blóðmör which main ingredient is the blood and is a bit similar to haggis.

Slátur was a common dish back in the day and families used to make their own with each family member taking part as you can see in the photo above. Some families still hold on to tradition and make it today.

The photo above is from Þjóðminjasafnið – The National Museum of Iceland. Located on Suðurgata 41, 101 Reykjavík. If in Iceland we highly recommend a visit to learn more about Icelandic history and culture. Find more information on Þjóðminjasafnið here.