Snæfellsnes Peninsula restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Grundarfjörður

Bjargarsteinn Mathús

This superb waterfront restaurant on the point in Grundarfjörður is operated by seasoned restaurateurs who have created a lively menu of Icelandic dishes, with an emphasis on seafood and everything fresh. Desserts a…
Top Choice Seafood in Hellnar


It’s well worth following the stone path down to the ocean’s edge for the renowned fish soup at beautifully situated, quaint Fjöruhúsið. Located by the bird cliffs at the trailhead of the scenic Hellnar–Arnarstapi p…
Top Choice Icelandic in Stykkishólmur


This charming restaurant is the Snæfellsnes’ darling fine-dining destination. Book a table on the 2nd floor for the romantic lighting of antique lamps and harbour views. Ask your waiter about the portraits on the wa…
Top Choice Icelandic in Hellnar

Fosshotel Hellnar Restaurant

Even if you’re not overnighting at Hótel Hellnar, we highly recommend having dinner at its restaurant, which sources local organic produce for its Icelandic menu, plus offers heavenly skyr (yoghurt-like dessert). Re…
Icelandic in Stykkishólmur


This old fish-packing house has been transformed into a wood-lined cafe-bar with harbourfront outdoor seating. The speciality is blue-shell mussels straight from the bay. It's a great daytime hang-out too, and on we…
Bakery in Stykkishólmur


On the road into town, this bakery is a good choice for a quick breakfast or lunch. Stock up on sugary confections such as kleinur (traditional twisty doughnuts) or ástar pungur (literally ‘love balls’; fried balls …
International in Ólafsvík


This upbeat establishment on the main road cheerfully fills a blond-wood building with a broad front deck. The only gig in town besides fast food, it does excellent fresh mussels and lamb, burgers and fish, and has …
Cafe in Arnarstapi

Stapinn Café

This small but welcoming cafe along the main road serves coffee drinks and a range of snacks, from cake to lamb schnitzel and burgers (including a vegan version).
Fast Food in Stykkishólmur


This friendly pýlsuvagninn (hot-dog wagon) has the best hot dogs in town. Each menu item is named after someone from Stykkishólmur.
Cafe in Grundarfjörður

Café Emil

In the Saga Centre, this cheery cafe is tops for cappuccinos, hot soup and sandwiches.