The Sea Salt Flakes
These sea salt flakes are crisp, clean-flavored, and light. The small pyramid-shaped salt is ideal as a finishing salt on all food, elevating each dish it touches with the taste of the cold northern waters of the Arctic.
The Salt Making Process
Organic Nordur Arctic Sea Salt Flakes from Iceland are made using an historic, traditional technique. The geothermal method was first explored in 1753. The Arctic waters are transported into open salt pans where the water is heated and, as evaporation occurs, crisp flakes form. The unique source of heat is from natural hot springs. No additional energy is used to produce this delightful sea salt. The company, Nordur, has a vision of sustainability and everything they do revolves around this core mission.
The Legend of Alda the Mermaid
In the old days in the North there was a mermaid named Alda. Her eyes were green and her hair was long and wild. She would sing with such a melancholic voice for the fisherman in their boats that they lost their minds. The only one undisturbed by her haunting melodies was a young fisherman named Brandur. Hardworking and poor, Brandur never stopped fishing and lit bonfires floating in the darkness around his small boat. The light not only attracted fish, but also Alda. Every night she came a little closer to the flames. The moment Brandur's eyes fell upon the mermaid he jumped from his boat and vanished into the sea. Even today, Alda's singing may be heard on quiet nights in the area of Breidafjordur.
"A Finishing Salt From the North Atlantic" is how The NY Times described this unique salt in a recent feature. (image Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)
Best salt ever!
Posted by LS on 3rd Oct 2019
The Nordur Salt is such a great product. The ancient way of processing maintains the crystalline structure. And the waters it comes from are pure and pristine. Highly recommended for a mineral source as well as adding flavor to your food!
Love the tin!
Posted by Unknown on 16th Jul 2019
Not real salty which is a good thing, but not quite as flaky as Cypress Flakes. More clumpy than flaky. Good for sprinkling over food.
Nordur salt is wonderful, happy to get it in the US!
Posted by Unknown on 28th Feb 2019
I love Nordur salt. It’s the perfect flaked sea salt. I use it for finishing. I bring it back from Iceland every trip. I was super happy to find salttraders.com carried the salt so I could purchase it in between trips!
Posted by Unknown on 21st Feb 2019
My fiance has been wanting this style of salt. I got it as a gift for his bachelor party (where they would be grilling out) and it was a HIT. Will be purchasing more!
Best texture and flavor
Posted by Daphne A Hougard on 1st Mar 2017
Well balanced salty flavor and amazing texture when you put it on fresh before eating. It's my favorite little box of magic to give as a gift.