Nordur Salt Arctic Sea Salt Flakes are derived from pure arctic water heated with geothermal energy from a hot spring in Iceland. The sustainable and environmentally responsible ‘unprocessed’ process preserves naturally occurring minerals and resulting salt enhances food beautifully.
As per Norður & Co – “Arctic seawater is pumped into open pans where geothermal energy is used to slowly heat and evaporate the water. The salt flakes grow as upside-down pyramids and when they reach a certain size they fall to the bottom. We carefully hand-harvest the salt flakes to ensure the right texture and crispiness. The salt is left to drain for several hours before finally drying it using geothermal heating. All the energy we use comes from the local hot spring in Reykhólar. In this process there is nothing added and nothing taken away except the water we evaporate. This means that all you get are pure, crunchy salt flakes filled with lots of minerals from the Arctic Sea.
It is no coincidence that Norður Salt is located on Karlsey in Breiðafjörður in the Icelandic West Fjords. Besides being a nature reserve, it is a spectacular land and seascape with shallow waters, small fjords and a myriad of reefs. Breiðafjörður has up to six meters in difference between high and low tides. The flow of water creates the bay’s extensive algal forest and biodiversity, which contributes to our salt’s mineral content. This is also due to the location by the Arctic Sea and the salt is thus naturally low in sodium (90.50% NaCl) and high in trace minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, copper, iron, etc. The combination of our sustainable processes and the mineral content of our salt flakes is what creates this unique and fresh taste of Norður Salt. For more information on the mineral content of the salt, follow this link: What is Nordur Salt Really?
Select from all five pure Nordur Arctic Sea Salt Flakes flavours including pure, and the four colourful and tasty infusions of blueberry, liquorice, rhubarb, and smoked salt. This line of flavoured salts is made in collaboration with small family businesses in Iceland and celebrates Icelandic heritage.
Five Flaky Flavours:
Pure Arctic Sea Salt Flakes: 250 g Box. This regular flaky sea salt has a light, airy, crispy texture and clean, pure and fresh ocean breeze saltiness. Crush between your fingers to desired texture and sprinkle unevenly as a finishing salt or incorporate into your favourite recipes. A signature ingredient in our Vinarterta, baked and catered goods. A favourite for a garnish on everything from cookies and bars to grilled meat.
Rhubarb: 125g Box. Arctic Rhubarb is another product of Icelandic nature. Handpicked, wild rhubarb is blended with Nordur salt flakes giving the salt a bright pink colour. The Nordur Rhubarb Sea Salt has a sour-salty taste and is a perfect combination with seafood, chicken, pork, salads, and sweet dishes.
Smoked: 125g Box. The sea salt is smoked using traditional Danish smoking methods with a blend of birch and oak giving the salt an exquisite taste and texture. We love it’s amazing aroma and ability to transport the flavour of eggs, soups, stews, grilled fish and meat to a new level.
Liquorice: 125g Box. Sea Salt consists of a unique blend of liquorice powder and sustainable raw sugar. It can best be accompanied with white fish, salads or sprinkled over desserts and ice cream to get the most out of the unique taste of the liquorice salt. Our favourite because it smells like brown sugar and the taste is light although decidely liquorice and salty. We’ve converted even the most dubious to be liquorice loving through its amazing ways of igniting taste buds.
Blueberry 125g Box. The salt flakes are blended with handpicked blueberries that give a salty and sweet wild berry taste. We recommend Blueberry Nordur Sea Salt with meat, such as game, and its intense, purple colour will colour up any mixture of vegetables, potatoes or salad. Gorgeous mixed with Rhubarb Salt as a garnish for explosions of flavour.