Íslensk hollusta is a brand founded in 2005 by Icelandic biologist Eyjólfur Friðgeirsson. His aim was to develop and produce health foods from Iceland. The company set out by producing herbal teas, spices, condiments, cheese, snacks, herb-marinated seaweed, berry juice and bath products.
Friðgeirsson’s work is creative and original. He came up with new ways of producing Icelandic products, such as toasting sugar kelp to make a healthy snack, using birch, mountain herbs and angelica for cheese making, putting rhubarb and angelica together to make chutney, or mixing pulverised pumice and earth extracted salt from a borehole in Reykjanes to make a bath salt with health benefits.
The ideals behind Íslensk hollusta are to use pure, Icelandic natural products and to let them enjoy their own freshness and simplicity using traditional Icelandic methods but reinventing cultural traditions. All ingredients are handpicked in Iceland with an emphasis on sustainability.