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. The food is delicious Icelandic fare with a level of cre…
Top Choice Ethiopian in Flúðir

Minilik Ethiopian Restaurant

In the most unlikely location, Azeb cooks up traditional Ethiopian specialities in a welcoming, unpretentious setting decorated with African farming tools and colourful linens. There are vegetarian options, plus dis…
Top Choice Icelandic in Selfoss

Tryggvaskáli

Housed in Selfoss' first house (built for bridge workers in 1890), Tryggvaskáli has been lovingly renovated with antiques. Some tables in the intimate dining rooms have riverfront views and a romantic feel. The fine…
Top Choice Icelandic in Vík & Around

Suður-Vík

The friendly ambience, in a warmly lit building with hardwood floors, exposed beams and interesting artwork, help to elevate this restaurant beyond its competition. Food is Icelandic hearty, ranging from farm plates…
Top Choice Icelandic in Laugarvatn

Lindin

Owned by Baldur, an affable, celebrated chef, Lindin could be the best restaurant for miles. In a sweet little silver house, with simple decor and wooden tables, the restaurant faces the lake and is purely gourmet, …
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 Icelandic in Hveragerði & Around

Varmá

At the Frost & Fire Hotel, this wonderfully scenic restaurant boasts floor-to-ceiling windows looking over the stream and gorge. Icelandic dishes are made using fresh, local ingredients and herbs and often with …
Top Choice Seafood in Eyrarbakki

Hafið Bláa

Three kilometres west of Eyrarbakki on Rte 34 at the Ölfusá Bridge, this seafood restaurant sits on the water's edge in an ovoid building, with a beautiful arcing-wood interior. Even if you don’t get a table overloo…
Top Choice Icelandic in Laugarvatn

Efstidalur II

Located 12km northeast of Laugarvatn on a working dairy farm with brilliant views of hulking Hekla, Efstidalur offers tasty farm-fresh meals and amazing ice cream. The restaurant serves beef (ribeye steak) from the …
Top Choice Seafood in Stokkseyri

Við Fjöruborðið

This large seafood restaurant sits on the shore, just behind the ocean berm, and is known for making some of the best lobster bisque (langoustine tails sautéd in garlic and butter) in Iceland. Slurp your bisque alon…