Gallery: Snapshots from Iceland: Eldhús, the Smallest Icelandic Restaurant on Wheels

Step right up
Step right up
There's Heimir Jónasson, the "Eldhús butler" who traveled around with the house all 12 nights and brought together the line-up of Icelandic chefs. Each night they spotlighted local Icelandic flavors, including plenty of lamb and fish, parked in a different scenic spot. It was a BYO policy, which meant as many bottles of wine as you could fit in the hús.
At the corner of..
At the corner of..
Laugavegur and Skólavörðustígur! Walk by later and you realize just how small the house was. "Wait, it really fit there?"
The chefs
The chefs
Not one but two chefs squeezed into the house to prepare dinner tonight. From left: there's Fannar of Vox restaurant and Ægir of Satt ("satt" means true in Icelandic; the restaurant serves fresh, honest food sourced from Icelandic farmers and fishermen.)

[Photograph: Inspired by Iceland]

Potato chips
Potato chips
Served in a saucepan, these potato chips were made with Icelandic red potatoes, sprinkled with dill and flaky salt from Saltverk, a young salt works operating in the Westfjords.
Plating arctic char
Plating arctic char
Just enough room on the cornertop to fit the plating operation.

[Photograph: Inspired by Iceland]

Arctic char
Arctic char
A gorgeous starter plate composed of cold-smoked arctic char, root veggies, pickled onions, bright green herbs, a simple homemade cheese, and toasted rye breadcrumbs sprinkled on top.
Lamb
Lamb
The tray of just-grilled-outside lamb tenderloin and potato wedges, mingling with all those lamby juices and spices.
Lamb plate
Lamb plate
After scooping up the lamb and sides served family-style, here's a composed plate of greenhouse-grown watercress, potatoes, red cabbage, and pureed swede (Swedish turnip). This was taken right before the chefs brought over the barley!
Window view
Window view
"Hey, what's going on inside that little red hús?" —some Icelanders outside.