Top choice icelandic in Egilsstaðir

Some of the east's most creative cooking happens at the restaurant inside Gistihúsið – Lake Hotel Egilsstaðir. The menu is an ode to locally sourced produce (lamb, fish and game), and the speciality is the beef, raised right here on the farm. Try a rib-eye with Béarnaise, or fjord-fresh fish with grape salad and dill mayonnaise. Desserts are pretty, polished affairs. Bookings advised.

The chef's three-course menu of farm produce costs 9190kr and represents good value for the high standard offered. Note: vegan choices, too.