The Walking Tour Tripadvisor Named Its Top Food Experience For 2022

Online travel company Tripadvisor just released its Traveler's Choice Award winners for 2022. The self-described "world's largest travel guidance platform," Tripadvisor takes its role seriously when it comes to recommending the best possible experience for every traveler. Whether you're interested in pop culture, spending time in nature, or finding the best city to drink your way through, the company's Traveler's Choice winners are designed to help you plan the trip of a lifetime. To craft the list, Tripadvisor pours over all of the reviews and ratings from the last 12 months, finding the highest-ranked experiences. It then breaks them down into 11 subcategories before deciding who is the best of the best.

In a recent report, the company shared the top 25 food experiences worldwide for 2022 which are sure to excite any foodie with a case of wanderlust. Ranging in location from Scotland to Mexico to Japan to the U.S., there is sure to be an option for almost any budget and taste. Are you a history buff? Check out the number three ranked food experience, which combines a history walking tour and private cooking class in Charleston, South Carolina. Looking for an exciting night out on the town, complete with plenty of snacks? Madrid, Spain has a tapas walking tour with your name on it, ranked 12th. But the top-ranked Tripadvisor food experience for 2022 is a somewhat low-key affair hailing from Reykjavík, Iceland.

Reykjavík Food Walk is 2022's top Tripadvisor food experience

Nordic cuisine has been edging its way into the global spotlight for the last decade or so, thanks to the pioneering work of Copenhagen's Noma (via Newsweek). And while it hasn't garnered as much attention, the Icelandic food scene has been growing significantly. According to All Things Iceland, before the 1980s there weren't a ton of restaurants in the island nation because going out to eat wasn't all that common outside of special occasions. Since then, Iceland has grown into a top global destination, per NPR, and exploring the local foodways has become one of the best ways to enjoy the land of ice and fire — proven by the Reykjavík Food Walk's number one ranking on 2022's Tripadvisor food experience list.

During the roughly three-hour tour, Reykjavík Food Walk guests enjoy the sights and sounds of the city while trying out a variety of its most famous foods. The tour stops at sites like the Hallgrimskirkja church, Harpa Reykjavík Concert Hall, and the Arnarholl Statue to discuss Iceland's culture and history (via Tripadvisor). While viewing these important city landmarks, guests will also taste foods like Iceland's free-roaming lamb, skyr yogurt, pylsar (or Icelandic hot dogs), and ice cream, all made by local businesses.

Costing about $120 per person and with over 4,550 five-star reviews on Tripadvisor, exploring Reykjavík – and learning about all the cultural history and unique foods it has to offer — may be the perfect experience for the travel-starved or just plain hungry.