Restaurants in Iceland

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Due to the massive influx of visitors, Reykjavík’s dining scene has taken a decidedly upscale turn, and it’s not unusual to find restaurants booked f... Read More

Due to the massive influx of visitors, Reykjavík’s dining scene has taken a decidedly upscale turn, and it’s not unusual to find restaurants booked far in advance. Wherever you venture for a meal, expect plenty of Icelandic seafood and local lamb. Make a point of trying the lobster (especially good on the eastern coast), the fresh-baked bread, and the dairy. Outside of Reykjavík, in the quiet corners of the countryside, a lot of the best places to eat are attached to notable hotels and inns, where quality meals are a part of the overnight experience.

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  • Bergsson Mathús

    Bergsson is one of few places in Iceland that takes brunch seriously. Guests can order free-range eggs, greenhouse-grown veggies, and slow-baked bread... Read More

  • Erpsstadir

    More of a snack spot than a restaurant. Anyone passing through western Iceland should stop at Erppstadir, a dairy farm specializing in ice cream, Greek... Read More

  • Fish Market, Reykjavik

    The tasting menu at Fish Market offers innovative and Asian-inspired flavors that are applied to Icelandic culinary staples: seafood, lamb, and local... Read More

  • Fridheimar

    Fridheimar's greenhouses harness the incredible power of Iceland’s geothermic energy to produce fresh garden greens and tomatoes. It's located along the... Read More

  • Gamla Rif

    Locals and visitors alike gather at this unassuming cafe, despite its formica tables and laminate floors, and form lines out the door during the early... Read More

  • Glo

    Glo isn't your typical chain restaurant. It's a health-focused, vegan-leaning establishment that started as the cafeteria in Hafnarfjordur’s modern art... Read More

  • Skaftfell

    A bistro, cafe, cultural center, and an exhibition space all in one, Skaftfell is one of the largest structures in small-town Seydisfjordur. After... Read More

  • Vogafjos

    A restaurant and a dairy tucked inside the same cowshed, Vogafjos takes farm-to-table to the next level by placing a plexiglass window between the... Read More

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