How to explore Reykjavik on a budget
04.04.2017

How to explore Reykjavik on a budget

With its magnificent glaciers, geo-thermal lagoons and enchanting seasonal displays of the Northern Lights, Iceland’s magical charms have drawn the country into the limelight in recent years. Once a mysterious land of ice and fire, now one of the mo...
What's stopping you reaching your fitness goals?
21.03.2017

What's stopping you reaching your fitness goals?

What are the hurdles between you and your fitness goals? And how can you overcome them?
Getting fit in your 50s
07.03.2017

Getting fit in your 50s

How easy is it to get in shape once you’ve reached the big 5-0? Well if you hadn’t already heard, 50 is the new 40! So, there’s no reason why you can’t be in the best shape you’ve ever been in at this stage in your life… it just takes a little know-...
The power of protein in pregnancy: the second and third trimesters
27.02.2017

The power of protein in pregnancy: the second and third trimesters

It’s important to enjoy a balanced and nutritious diet throughout your pregnancy. This is particularly true during the second and third trimesters, when your nutritional needs change as you and your baby head closer towards your due date. Protein is...
Top 10 brain foods for your children
14.02.2017

Top 10 brain foods for your children

Feeding our kids a healthy, balanced diet isn’t just good for their bodies –it’s also good for their brains. Just as our bodies absorb nutrients from the foods we eat, our brains also act like sponges, soaking up all the goodness they can get to hel...
Watching your weight?
28.12.2016

Watching your weight?

Mail online health section published an interesting article covering wich yourts are good for you, ofcorse the Icelandic Skyr is on the list. Watching your weight? Revealed, the yogurts that ARE good for you - and not packed full of sugar Registered...
Most pronounced words of 2016
23.12.2016

Most pronounced words of 2016

Forvo, the world's largest pronunciation dictionary, has released its list of the most pronounced words of 2016 and ,,Skyr“ is on the list. In a year which has seen Forvo's database grow to over 4 million word pronunciations in 340 different languag...
Foods to boost your mood
01.12.2016

Foods to boost your mood

Not feeling your usual self? Why not eat your way to a happier, less-stressed life? Here are 8 foods to boost your mood.
What is the Glycemic Index, and should you pay attention to it?
24.11.2016

What is the Glycemic Index, and should you pay attention to it?

There are some dietary terms that suddenly become popular, as word spreads about their supposed health benefits; but does that mean you need to make them part of your diet and lifestyle? From low-carb and low-sodium to dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan...
Skyr’s the limit for traditional Icelandic yoghurt
17.11.2016

Skyr’s the limit for traditional Icelandic yoghurt

A very good article about Iceland's secret to healthy living published in the Irish times ,,But there is something deeper going on here than just a sporting association. The most recent United Nations’ Sustainable Development report ranks Iceland at...
How to combat the effects of city living on your skin
16.11.2016

How to combat the effects of city living on your skin

There are lots of great things about living and working in the city - you have access to the best cafés, restaurants, theatres and shops, and are usually within walking distance of everything you could possibly need. However, city life and the pollu...
Skyr in the British tv show Food Unwrapped
14.11.2016

Skyr in the British tv show Food Unwrapped

Channel 4‘s Food Unwrapped did a great coverage of the Icelandic Skyr. Jimmy Doherty one of the UK‘s best known farmers took a trip to Iceland to find out why it’s famous thick and creamy yoghurt Skyr is fat free!
A Covearge of the Icelandic Skyr in Chef magazine
14.11.2016

A Covearge of the Icelandic Skyr in Chef magazine

You can read all about the Icelandic Skyr in the November issue of Chef magazine, which will include four Skyr recipes by Agnar Sverrisson: a chef at the Michelin starred reastaurant Texture. Agnar is one of many chefs who loves the Icelandic Skyr a...
5 vegetarian recipes that are packed with protein
08.11.2016

5 vegetarian recipes that are packed with protein

5 vegetarian recipes that are packed with protein Protein is an essential nutrient that our body cannot live without; but for vegetarians, it can be difficult knowing where to source protein from in your diet. Thankfully, there are plenty of protein...
The 7 nutrition mistakes to avoid
25.10.2016

The 7 nutrition mistakes to avoid

There's plenty of advice about what we should and shouldn't eat. There's also a lot of nonsense. You may think you're a healthy eater, but if you're following the wrong advice you'll struggle to see any benefits. Here are 7 common mistakes to avoid....
The new craze: overnight oats
26.09.2016

The new craze: overnight oats

Finding the time to eat a decent breakfast in the morning can be difficult. Whether you’re trying to beat the traffic on your commute or hurry the kids off to school, it’s all too easy to skip this most important meal of the day –or just fuel up on ...
5 guilt-free desserts
21.09.2016

5 guilt-free desserts

Most of us try to maintain a healthy lifestyle and eat a natural, nutritious diet; but that’s not always easy when those sugar cravings hit. If you feel like dinner time just isn’t complete without a little taste of something sweet, you don’t have t...
5 ideas for the ultimate school lunchbox
05.07.2016

5 ideas for the ultimate school lunchbox

Are your little ones getting tired of their usual packed lunch? Or perhaps you’re looking for some new ways to sneak more of the good stuff into their diet? While it’s OK to let our children have the odd treat from time to time, during the school da...
What makes Iceland one of the healthiest countries in the world?
04.07.2016

What makes Iceland one of the healthiest countries in the world?

Iceland has a reputation for being one of the healthiest countries in the world –and for good reason! With a longer-than-average life expectancy and lower rates of pollution, obesity and infant mortality, there’s certainly something that Icelanders ...
5 common myths about the gym – debunked!
29.06.2016

5 common myths about the gym – debunked!

Thought you were clued-up about your gym workout? Whether you’re a newcomer or a fully-fledged gym bunny, it’s easy to believe the myths and wives’ tales that circulate around the water cooler. But when it comes to getting the most out of your exerc...
Protein sources: the good vs the bad
22.06.2016

Protein sources: the good vs the bad

We all know that protein is good for us –in fact, it’s an essential nutrient that enables our bodies to grow new cells, repair muscle tissue and synthesise new proteins that are needed for basic bodily functions. And if you exercise regularly, it’s ...
7 biggest mistakes gym-goers make
15.06.2016

7 biggest mistakes gym-goers make

If you’re trying to keep fit by going to the gym, it can be disheartening if your efforts just don’t seem to be getting the results that you’d hoped for. Well, first of all, it’s important not to give up! Getting in shape takes time, patience, and a...
Winners announced - Flight tickets to Iceland
02.06.2016

Winners announced - Flight tickets to Iceland

We thank you all for participating in our Facebook game, two very lucky participants, Joe Burn and Leanne Nash, won flight tickets for two to Iceland. They can both invite someone with them on a trip to Iceland and hopefully have a great time. We wi...
6 top tips for a slimmer, healthier you
26.05.2016

6 top tips for a slimmer, healthier you

With summer weather just around the corner, many of us are preparing to ditch the stodgy comfort food of the colder season and give our diets a bit of a spring clean. Whether you’re looking to raise your fitness levels or get in shape for your next ...
5 amazing summer recipes for weight loss
17.05.2016

5 amazing summer recipes for weight loss

As the weather gets warmer and the days longer, most of naturally want to eat lighter, healthier foods. But if you’re trying to lose weight for the summer holidays, it’s even more important to cut back the calories and increase your intake of nutrit...
Advice for Parents: 7 tips for fussy eaters
10.05.2016

Advice for Parents: 7 tips for fussy eaters

Does your child frequently turn their nose up at meals you’ve lovingly prepared? Do you dread them going to playdates in case they refuse to eat what’s on offer? Sounds like you’ve got a fussy eater on your hands! As parents, we want to make sure th...
Comparing diets: which ones actually work?
03.05.2016

Comparing diets: which ones actually work?

There are so many diets on the market encouraging us to eat certain foods and avoid others.
Packing in the protein: what is it, why do I need it, and where can I get it?
27.04.2016

Packing in the protein: what is it, why do I need it, and where can I get it?

Protein is having its moment in the limelight. Just take a look at social media to see the range of celebrities and fitness gurus showing off the benefits of getting in a protein-packed meal after a hard session at the gym. “Protein” is the buzzword...
5 breakfast ideas for the fitness conscious
26.04.2016

5 breakfast ideas for the fitness conscious

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and this is even more true when you’re making a conscious effort to keep your body strong and healthy. Eating for fitness is all about providing the right sort of fuel for your body to k...
Liam Holmes performance nutritionist recommends the Icelandic Skyr
15.04.2016

Liam Holmes performance nutritionist recommends the Icelandic Skyr

We totally agree with Liam Holmes performance nutritionist specialising in sports nutrition, CrossFit nutrition and optimising health. ,,Skyr yoghurt is an amazing product, it's high in protein, low in sugar and tastes so so good. It's from Iceland ...
Recipes to set your kids up for the day
29.03.2016

Recipes to set your kids up for the day

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but that doesn’t mean we always manage to give our families the most nutritious foods in the morning. Isn’t it time that changed? With busy lives and a million things to remember befo...
Foods for mums to eat during each trimester
24.03.2016

Foods for mums to eat during each trimester

Trimester one; morning sickness can sap both your energy and your appetite - but eat, you must.
Food fixes for broken bodies
18.03.2016

Food fixes for broken bodies

Everyone knows that different foods have a different effect on the body. But what some people fail to recognise is the pure healing power that some foods can have –instead of running to the doctor when suffering from aches, pains or other ailments, ...
3 health-boosting ideas for city dwellers
17.03.2016

3 health-boosting ideas for city dwellers

Trying to stay healthy in a large, cosmopolitan city can be a difficult task. City life can take its toll in a number of ways, both mentally and physically; and with so many of us crammed into these urban areas adding to the pressures of city living...
From tots to teens
17.03.2016

From tots to teens

Whether your child is at nursery or school, they will be becoming more active, meaning their energy and nutrient needs are high - their diet should reflect this.
7 ways to boost your metabolism
15.03.2016

7 ways to boost your metabolism

If you’re trying to lose weight but aren’t getting the results you want, have you considered whether your metabolism might be holding you back? Metabolism converts the foods we eat into the energy our bodies need to function, and the higher our meta...
Hidden foods that are loaded with sugar
15.03.2016

Hidden foods that are loaded with sugar

We all aspire to have a healthy lifestyle, and with so much information available about the foods that are good for us –and those that aren’t –you’d think it would be easy to keep our diets in check. But there’s an ingredient lurking in certain food...
Why Iceland is having a moment
14.03.2016

Why Iceland is having a moment

Iceland is experiencing an unprecedented level of attention this year, having been named the emerging destination to visit in 2016 by the Luxury Travel Guide. The picturesque country often features on the ‘Top Destinations’ list of various travel si...
Use Skyr as a delicious cooking substitute
07.03.2016

Use Skyr as a delicious cooking substitute

If you love to cook but are trying to watch your weight, it can be difficult knowing which ingredients are OK to use and which should be avoided at all costs. This is particularly true if you often use high-fat ingredients such as cream, butter and ...
Foods that are as tasty as they are healthy
07.03.2016

Foods that are as tasty as they are healthy

There is a common misconception that healthy food often equates to bland, dull and frankly tasteless food. When someone says ‘diet’, a lot of us envision a sad looking salad or an unappetising sludgy green juice –but this couldn’t be further from th...
New mums nutrition
02.03.2016

New mums nutrition

Taking care of yourself is important throughout the life, but especially when you have a newborn to look after. The food you eat should make you feel energised during the first few demanding months.
How to eat healthily over 50
29.02.2016

How to eat healthily over 50

As we get older, our nutritional needs change. This means that those of us reaching our later years will need a different balance of vitamins and minerals than we needed in our twenties. From watching the calories to cope with slower metabolisms, to...
How to eat clean in 2016
22.02.2016

How to eat clean in 2016

There’s no shortage of articles available at the moment extolling the virtues of adopting a clean diet. While there are a huge number of different diets out there to follow (the 5:2, Paleo, Atkins, the juice diet…), there is one diet hugely popular ...
How to make your own frozen Skyr
22.02.2016

How to make your own frozen Skyr

When it’s warm outside, there’s nothing better than an icy treat to get your little ones in from the sun and cool their bodies down. But before you go reaching for that box of ready-made ice creams, have you stopped to think about how many additives...
The ultimate fridge guide for gym-goers
22.02.2016

The ultimate fridge guide for gym-goers

The quality of your workout is largely dependent on the food you've consumed to fuel you body. It's also crucial to eat quality food post-workout.
Icelandic Skyr from mountain to mouth
16.02.2016

Icelandic Skyr from mountain to mouth

Skyr has been part of the Icelandic diet since the country's settlement in around 870. In harsh times of the past it's thought that Skyr kept part of the nation alive. Click here or on the picture to view this infographic at full size.
Meet the farmer
16.02.2016

Meet the farmer

At Skyr, we’re incredibly proud of the Icelandic farmers and their families who work hard to supply us with the cleanest, purest-tasting Icelandic milk. And because our farmers take such good care of their animals - feeding them fresh grass in a nat...
Iceland’s First Lady visits Waitrose
15.02.2016

Iceland’s First Lady visits Waitrose

As a First Lady, Dorrit Moussaieff is no stranger to the limelight –she was named one of the top-ten most ‘colourful first spouses’ in the world by Time magazine, alongside the fashionable supermodel Carla Bruni and the formidable Hillary Clinton –a...
Meals our kids love
13.02.2016

Meals our kids love

We are thrilled with the high ratings Icelandic Skyr get‘s on the amazing kid's food website called; Meals our kids love, if you have kids and aren't already a daily reader of this blog, we recommend you check it out. The best part is that all the r...
Do you need to add more calcium to your diet?
11.02.2016

Do you need to add more calcium to your diet?

It’s not easy to enjoy the foods we love and make sure we’re getting all the nutrients our bodies need to function at their best. Calcium is an essential mineral for a number of reasons: it not only keeps our teeth and bones healthy, it has been pro...
Icelandic Skyr now available at Waitrose
10.02.2016

Icelandic Skyr now available at Waitrose

Skyr, the Icelandic superfood loved by a broad range of consumers, has finally hit the UK. This unique dairy product produced in Iceland is now available at 197 Waitrose stores all over the UK. Icelandic Skyr is produced by MS Iceland Dairies –a dai...
Food for thought: healthy switches we all could make
09.02.2016

Food for thought: healthy switches we all could make

If we all really think about it, there are probably a few things in our diets that aren’t that good for us. No matter how healthy we think we are overall, there’s always the odd treat that makes an appearance; whether it be a full-fat latte in the m...
Icelanders in London celebrate skyr being available in the UK
05.02.2016

Icelanders in London celebrate skyr being available in the UK

Real Icelandic skyr will be available at Waitrose from Monday morning in London. The Icelandic Ambassador to the United Kingdom hosted a reception on this occasion at the Icelandic Embassy at Hans Street and PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson attended ...
The real Icelandic skyr hits Britain
20.01.2016

The real Icelandic skyr hits Britain

The low fat dairy delight loved by people around the world, Icelandic Skyr, will be available at 200 selected Waitrose stores from February 8th. The skyr is all manufactured in Iceland using Icelandic milk and consumers can choose between 3 flavours...
Icelandic Skyr in Scan magazine
20.01.2016

Icelandic Skyr in Scan magazine

In the latest issue of Scan Magazine wich promotes Scandinavian lifestyle, travel and business you can find an interesting piece about the Icelandic skyr;) You can find the article on page 101 Iceland’s secret to healthy living Following age-old tra...
Icelandic skyr is a three-time consecutive winner
06.11.2015

Icelandic skyr is a three-time consecutive winner

Icelandic skyr drew attention to the Danish Media earlier this week when it won first prize in a special skyr category of a dairy show in Herning, Denmark. For the third year in a row –or from the beginning, Icelandic skyr from MS has won this parti...
Icelandic Skyr in Independent.ie Life magazine
02.11.2015

Icelandic Skyr in Independent.ie Life magazine

A really nice piece on SKYR by the lovely Rachel Allen in this weekends Independent.ie LIFE Magazine. Thank you Rachel! ,,One of my earliest food memories of Iceland, where my mother comes from, is of eating a comforting bowl of Skyr (pronounced ske...
Swedish Arla banned from selling skyr in Finland
08.10.2015

Swedish Arla banned from selling skyr in Finland

The Swedish dairy company Arla is no longer allowed to sell dairy products under the name "skyr" in Finland. The Swedish company has been selling products labelled skyr in Finland for some time, marketing them as “the Icelandic super yoghurt”. A Fin...
Now you can buy the Icelandic skyr in Ireland
30.09.2015

Now you can buy the Icelandic skyr in Ireland

Yes it´s true! The Icelandic skyr is now available in 24 Dunnes stores in Ireland and consumers are loving it, the skyr is available in four flavors; plain, strawberry, vanilla and blueberry. The skyr is available at following Dunnes stores : Where ...
Finns fans of Icelandic skyr
28.09.2015

Finns fans of Icelandic skyr

Skyr has become a big thing in Finland and to celebrate, Skyr Finland, invited Skyr fans to celebrate this weekend. Fans were invited to a small island to listen to music from Icelandic artists like Retro Stefson, Víó, DJ Margeir and Sísý Ey. Guest ...
Actually, Greek Yogurt Isn't Your Favorite Kind Of Yogurt
08.02.2015

Actually, Greek Yogurt Isn't Your Favorite Kind Of Yogurt

Icelandic Yogurt Is. If yogurt is New York's official snack, what is New Yorkers' official favorite yogurt? We can't speak to the officiating aspect -- that is a job for Governor Cuomo, who indoctrinated the dairy product into the New York snack hal...
The What's on Skyr experince
05.08.2014

The What's on Skyr experince

Read about the What's on Skyr experience. The What‘s On in Reykjavik magazine has been published for the last 30 years, making it one of the oldest and most established tourist publications in Iceland! We‘re proud of our legacy and strive to make ou...