Restaurants

Top Choice Icelandic in Heimaey

Slippurinn

Lively Slippurinn fills the upper storey of a beautifully remodelled old machine workshop that once serviced the ships in the harbour and now has great views to it. The food is delicious Icelandic with a level of cr…
Top Choice Icelandic in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Dill

Top ‘New Nordic’ cuisine is the major drawcard at this elegant yet simple bistro. The focus is very much on the food – locally sourced produce served as a parade of courses. The owners are friends with Copenhagen's …
Top Choice Icelandic in Eskifjörður

Randulffs-sjóhús

This extraordinary boathouse dates from 1890, and when new owners entered it in 2008, they found it untouched for 80-odd years. The upstairs sleeping quarters of the fishermen have remained as they were found; downs…
Top Choice Icelandic in Old Harbour

Matur og Drykkur

One of Reykjavík's top high-concept restaurants, Matur Og Drykkur means 'Food and Drink', and you surely will be plied with the best of both. The brainchild of brilliant chef Gísli Matthías Auðunsson, who also owns …
Top Choice Icelandic in Jökulsárlón to Höfn

Jón Ríki

This fabulous farmhouse restaurant at Hólmur is something of a surprise, with funky decor, a small in-house brewery, and beautifully presented, high-quality dishes starring local produce: grilled langoustine, slow-r…
Top Choice Icelandic in Egilsstaðir

Eldhúsið

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, rai…
Top Choice Cafe in Ísafjarðardjúp

Litlibær

Litlibær is a charming cafe with interesting memorabilia in a historic 19th-century farmstead on Skötufjörður. The owner was born and raised on the land, and these days his family dotes on weary tourists, offering t…
Top Choice Icelandic in Höfn

Pakkhús

Hats off to a menu that tells you the name of the boat that delivers its star produce. In a stylish harbour-side warehouse, Pakkhús offers a level of kitchen creativity you don’t often find in rural Iceland. First-c…
Top Choice International in Borgarnes

Settlement Centre Restaurant

The Settlement Centre’s restaurant, set in a light-filled room built into the rock face, is airy, upbeat and one of the region's best bets for food. Choose from traditional Icelandic and international eats (lamb, fi…
Top Choice Cafe in Skriðuklaustur

Klausturkaffi

Klausturkaffi, inside Skriðuklaustur, serves an impeccable lunch buffet showcasing local ingredients (seafood soup, reindeer pie, brambleberry skyr cake). More tantalising, however, is every sweet-tooth’s dream: the…