Reykjanes Peninsula restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Sandgerði

Vitinn

The nautical-themed Vitinn is not to be missed. A friendly team serves heaps of seafood (stored in tanks out back in the courtyard) in marine-fancy surrounds. The crab and shellfish bisque with a dollop of cream is …
Top Choice Cafe in Grindavík

Bryggjan

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…
Icelandic in Blue Lagoon

LAVA Restaurant

The Blue Lagoon's cavernous dining room can feel like a function hall, but views to the lagoon are serene, the waitstaff are excellent and the menu features Iceland’s favourite dishes prepared with well-conceived re…
Bakery in Keflavík & Njarðvík

Kökulist

On the way out of town, a few minutes' walk from the Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll, is this excellent bakery and cafe. It serves dozens of sweet pastries and cakes plus sandwiches and coffee in an earthy-toned m…
Pizza in Keflavík & Njarðvík

Vikings Pizza

Good oven-cooked pizzas with fun names to honour Norse gods and warriors like the Ingólfr Arnarson (with ground beef, chicken, red onion, Béarnaise sauce and extra cheese), the Odin (with chicken, jalapeños and crea…
Icelandic in Blue Lagoon

Moss Restaurant

Gourmet tasting menus are served in the top part of the Retreat Hotel where guests can gaze at volcanic views out of the floor-to-ceiling windows. Frequently changing dishes are made using fresh, local and seasonal …
Fast Food in Keflavík & Njarðvík

Olsen Olsen

In the 1950s, thanks to American-introduced rock and roll, Keflavík was the coolest place in Iceland. This US-style diner transports locals back to the glory days, with shiny silver tables, red plastic seats and pic…
Icelandic in Blue Lagoon

Max's Restaurant

At the Northern Light Inn, Max's Restaurant boasts a smattering of Nordic fare from lamb fillets to fish and traditional Icelandic meat soup. The dining area has floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over lava and th…
Italian in Keflavík & Njarðvík

Fernando's Restaurant

Small and popular place serving pasta, pizzas, burgers and lunch options like grilled chicken skewers in pita and grilled salmon teriyaki. Spice fanatics should try the hot 'lava' pizza, with homemade sauce, peppero…
Icelandic in Garður

Rostin Restaurant

Located above the Garðskagi Museum, this simple space has large glass windows and awesome views out to sea, plus a nice deck for the summer months. Menu items include standard offerings like fish and chips, grilled …