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Hangikjöt - Smoked lamb - (1400-1700g)

$104.90 USD
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Product Description

Embrace the flavors of Iceland with our authentic birch wood-smoked lamb leg, a culinary centerpiece of traditional Icelandic Christmas dinners.

Product Overview

  • Product: Icelandic smoked lamb leg (hangikjöt) 
  • Weight: 1.4 to 1.7 kg (3.1 to 3.7 lbs)
  • Shipping weight: 4 kg (8.8 lbs)
  • Shelf life: 20 to 30 days

 *Only shipped with DHL Express to the USA (we do not ship to other countries) - Max 2 packages per customer.

All shipments that include Hangikjöt are on the responsability of the buyer. 

A Culinary Journey to Iceland

Hangikjöt, meaning "hung meat" in Icelandic, is a savory smoked lamb, a staple of Icelandic cuisine and a true embodiment of the country's culinary heritage. Its origins can be traced back to Iceland's Viking Age settlement era when meat preservation was essential for survival. Hangikjöt was traditionally prepared by hanging lamb legs in smokehouses, utilizing the natural flavors of wood smoke to infuse the meat with a rich, smoky aroma and taste.

Versatility in Every Bite

Hangikjöt offers a versatile culinary experience enjoyed in various ways:

  • Raw as an Appetizer: Thinly slice hangikjöt and savor its delicate, smoky flavor as a refined appetizer.
  • Tartare: Experience the unique texture and flavors of hangikjöt tartare, a culinary delight for adventurous palates.
  • Main Course: Indulge in a traditional Icelandic Christmas dinner featuring hangikjöt as the centerpiece, accompanied by potatoes in béchamel sauce, green peas, pickled red cabbage or beetroot, and the iconic Icelandic Christmas bread, laufabrauð.
  • Sandwiches and Flatbread: Thinly slice hangikjöt for a delectable sandwich addition, or enjoy it wrapped in traditional Icelandic rye flatbread.


Two Smoking Methods: Birch Wood or Sheep Dung

The smoking process of hangikjöt is a testament to Iceland's resourcefulness and ingenuity. Traditionally, two main methods were employed:

  • Birch Wood Smoking: Imparting a subtle, sweet flavor, birch wood smoking is a common technique for hangikjöt preparation.
  • Sheep Dung Smoking: Lending a more intense, earthy flavor, sheep dung smoking is a traditional method that reflects Iceland's adaptation to its unique environment.

A Culinary Legacy

Hangikjöt remains a beloved part of Icelandic cuisine, enjoyed by approximately 90% of the population during the holiday season. Its rich history, unique flavor profile, and versatility have made it an enduring culinary symbol of Iceland's heritage.

Bring the Taste of Iceland to Your Home

Order your smoked lamb leg today and embark on a culinary adventure to Iceland, savoring the flavors and traditions that have captivated generations.

Please note we only ship this product to the United States. This product needs to be refrigerated. It's shipped out in a styrofoam box with ice packs inside the container to keep it fresh. It is only sent out on Mondays to avoid being in the DHL distribution center over a weekend. Average shipping time with DHL is 1-3 business days. 



Airmail to Europe 4-10 business days and with DHL 1-2 business days

Airmail to North America 7-20 business days and with DHL 1-3 business days

Airmail rest of world 10-30 business days and with DHL 1-3 business days

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Hangikjöt - Smoked lamb - (1400-1700g)

$104.90 USD

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