The other day at the meat counter I saw a clutch of amazing-looking eggs and had to buy the prettiest one in the bunch. It cost 459K (about $3.80) and was exactly the shade of blue/green I had chosen for my bedroom walls, with dainty swirls and spots of chocolaty brown.
It's from a seabird called Svartfugl which means "black bird", also known Guillemot, a cliff-dwelling relative of the Awk family. I brought it home and googled the bird and learned that hunters risk their lives to capture these eggs from the cliffs and bring them to market, which makes me sad that I bought one, both for the birds and the hunters who feel they must risk their lives to steal eggs to make a living.
I was told you can boil or fry or scramble these, just as you do chicken eggs and they're a great delicacy. And then I discovered that you can eat the birds themselves, if you're so inclined. Here are instructions on how to prepare a Svartflugl for cooking. It's in Icelandic, but the video speaks for itself. (not for the squeamish)