Icelandic lobster—also known as langoustine—is more like an oversize crayfish than a meaty Maine lobster. Nonetheless, it’s delicious, either grilled in garlic butter or cooked in creamy Icelandic lobster soup. For seafood straight from the source, head to Fjöruborðið, a small restaurant in the town of Stokkseyri, about a 45-minute drive from Reykjavík. —Michele Chabin
This appeared in the November/December 2010 issue.