Top things to do in Grindavík

Top Choice Cafe in Grindavík


Facing the harbourfront, in a block of warehouses, this adorable small cafe is decorated in fishing buoys, sailing memorabilia and framed photos. It serves up homemade lobster soup and cakes (carrot, apple, chocolat…
Seafood in Grindavík


Fish and chips at Papa's are a treat, although you'll also find locals crowding in for pizza, salad, burgers and pulled-pork sandwiches. The space is pretty casual, with TV screens, wooden tables and a bar made of s…
Seafood in Grindavík


The classy wooden Salthúsið specialises in local saltfiskur (saltfish), which is prepared in different ways, plus there's salmon, lobster, chicken and lamb. Tuck in surrounded by red soft furnishings and cabin-style…
Seafood in Grindavík


With big windows and views over the town harbour, family-owned Brúin is part coffee shop, part bar and part seafaring-themed restaurant. The house speciality is the captain’s fish soup, and the homemade cakes are pr…
Museum in Grindavík


Grindavík’s only tourist attraction is Kvíkan, a museum with two exhibits: a well-curated one on the fish-salting industry, and another about the earth's energy. It's in the same building as the information centre.