Nordic Food Destination

Goes to a society, an institution or a community, who has assembled producers of raw ingredients, restaurants and other local actors to lift a geographic destination through food-culture, cooperation and unity.



Powered by sustainable energy, Traustholtshólmi offers an all-inclusive nature retreat on a secluded island in the South Iceland Region. This eco-friendly stay includes breakfast, dinner and a walking tour of the island’s nature and history. Carpenter Hákon Kjalar Hjördísarson and his dog Skuggi are the island’s only residents.

At Traustholtshólmi, guests are offered accommodation in Mongolian Yurt-tents and a 3-course dinner of fresh fish or lamb. Hiking, seal watching and bird watching are possible in the surroundings. Fresh salmon can be caught between June-July. Guests can participate in wild salmon catching, harvest from the centuries old garden and enjoy the bounties of nature.

“I wanted to realise my life-long dream of building a self-sufficient home on the island.” Hákon explained in an interview.