Top Choice International in Akureyri


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 burger, super-fresh sushi, lamb shoulde…
Top Choice Cafe in Skriðuklaustur


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…
Top Choice Cafe in Ísafjarðardjúp


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 Market in Reykjavík

Frú Lauga

Reykjavík's trailblazing farmers market sources its ingredients from all over the countryside, featuring treats like skyr (yoghurt-like dessert) from Erpsstaðir, organic vegetables, rhubarb conserves, meats, honey, …
Top Choice Cafe in Reykjavík

Café Flóra

Sun-dappled tables fill a greenhouse in the Botanic Gardens and spill onto a flower-lined terrace at this lovely cafe that specialises in wholesome local ingredients – some grown in the gardens themselves! Soups com…
Top Choice Cafe in Akureyri


Breakfast served all day? Hello Berlin! If you need a fix of bacon and eggs or avocado on toast, this cosy timber-lined cafe is your spot. Good coffee is a bonus, and you can linger over waffles with caramel sauce t…
Icelandic in Reykjavík


The Hilton’s five-star restaurant has a contemporary but welcoming vibe and continues to pack 'em in for New Nordic cuisine and a famous weekend brunch.
Ice Cream in Akureyri


This legendary sweet shop is known across Iceland for the best ice cream in the country (it’s made with milk, not cream). It’s 500m downhill from the botanical garden.
International in Akureyri


Family friendly and always full to bursting, Greifinn is one of the most popular spots in town. The menu favours comfort food above all: ribs and wings, juicy burgers, pizzas, pastas, milkshakes and devilish ice-cre…
Supermarket in Akureyri


Cut-price supermarket.