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 Restaurant in Iceland Courtesy of Bergsson Mathús
    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 Restaurant in Iceland Courtesy of Promote Iceland
    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 Restaurant in Iceland Björn Árnason
    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 Restaurant in Iceland Courtesy of Fridheimar
    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 Restaurant in Iceland Courtesy of Visit West Iceland
    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 Restaurant in Iceland

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    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 Restaurant in Iceland Paula Prats
    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 Restaurant in Iceland Courtesy of Vogafjos
    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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