Restaurants

Top Choice Icelandic in Dalvík

Gísli, Eiríkur, Helgi

Named after three brothers from a folk tale, this might just be the perfect small-town cafe. It's decked out in timber, full of vintage bric-a-brac and mismatched china (it's owned by the folks behind the town's ret…
Top Choice Icelandic in Reykjahlíð

Vogafjós

The ‘Cowshed’, 2.5km south of Reykjahlíð, is a memorable restaurant where you can enjoy views of the lush surrounds, or of the dairy shed of this working farm (cows are milked at 7.30am and 5.30pm). The menu is an o…
Top Choice Icelandic in Möðrudalur

Fjallakaffi

Folks simply passing through Möðrudalur should stop at Fjallakaffi for coffee and homemade kleina (traditional twisted doughnut) or ástarpungur (love ball), or try the true farm-to-table dishes. Specialities range f…
Top Choice Moroccan in Siglufjörður

Siglunes Guesthouse Restaurant

A refreshing surprise in this remote village, Moroccan chef Jaouad Hbib prepares delicious, from-scratch Moroccan cuisine for the wood-lined restaurant at Siglunes Guesthouse. Tajines sizzle with heat, both in the t…
Top Choice Icelandic in Hvammstangi

Sjávarborg

Hats off to this stylish restaurant above the Icelandic Seal Centre. Reserve ahead for a table by vast picture windows offering fjord views and a menu that roves from seared tuna to gourmet burgers to slow-cooked la…
Top Choice Cafe in Vopnafjörður

Kaupvangskaffi

It seems everyone passing through town stops here – and with excellent reason. Inside Kaupvangur, you'll find sofas to relax on, plus delicious coffee, a big lunchtime soup buffet, homemade pizzas (eat in or take aw…
Top Choice Cafe in Greater Akureyri

Kaffi Kú

Kaffi Kú (11km southeast of Akureyri) is a perfect pit stop in pastoral Eyjafjarðarsveit. Dine above a high-tech cowshed (you can watch the cows queue to be milked by a 'robot') on excellent beef goulash or roast-be…
Top Choice International in Akureyri

Strikið

Huge windows with fjord views lend a magical glitz to this 5th-floor restaurant, and the cool cocktails help things along. The menu showcases prime Icelandic produce (reindeer burgers, super-fresh sushi, lamb should…
Top Choice Seafood in Húsavík

Naustið

Buttercup-yellow Naustið wins wide praise for its super-fresh fish and a simple concept that's well executed: skewers of fish and vegetables, grilled to order. There’s also a top-tier fish soup (natch), fish tacos a…
Top Choice Cafe in Raufarhöfn

Kaupfélagið Raufarhöfn

Easily the brightest spark in town, this charming cafe and handicrafts gallery has bags of personality (driftwood, artworks, coffee pots). It's a welcome addition to the town, and opens for a breakfast buffet, after…