The Eastfjords restaurants

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 Seafood in Neskaupstaður

Beituskúrinn

A touch of New England in the Eastfjords: this photogenic waterfront shed has been reborn as a cheerfully rustic eatery-bar, with a deck boasting million-dollar views. The menu roves from toasted foccaccia to pizza,…
Top Choice International in Seyðisfjörður

Skaftfell Bistro

This fabulous bistro-bar and cultural centre is perfect for chilling, snacking and/or meeting locals and artists. There’s a short menu that changes weekly, plus popular pizza options (including 'reindeer bliss' and …
Top Choice Sushi in Seyðisfjörður

Norð Austur Sushi & Bar

Locals rave about this place – and with good reason: the salmon, trout and char come straight off the fishers' boats and into the hands of accomplished sushi chefs with international pedigree. Set tasting menus offe…
Top Choice Cafe in Berufjörður

Havarí

Continuing the wonderful Icelandic tradition of live music in unlikely places, this warm, creative farm (1km east of Berunes HI Hostel) is owned by a young family that includes acclaimed musician Prins Póló. A conve…
Icelandic in Neskaupstaður

Kaupfélagsbarinn

Part of the Hildibrand complex, this is easily the most upmarket restaurant in this neck of the woods. In its large, mid-century-modern space, say hello to a menu that showcases local produce. Choose between a lango…
International in Borgarfjörður Eystri

Frystiklefinn

At Blábjörg Guesthouse, this stylish, airy space is an inviting cafe-bar, with a small but pleasing menu that runs from traditional Icelandic plokkfiskur (fish stew) to chicken burger, supplemented by daily specials…
Icelandic in Seyðisfjörður

Nordic Restaurant

At the reception building for Hótel Aldan, coffee and cakes are served all day in a country-chic setting, and lunches feature the likes of goat's cheese salad or burger and fries. In the evening, flickering candles …
Icelandic in Fáskrúðsfjörður

L'Abri

As befits its location, L'Abri has a slight French accent, showcasing local produce (seafood soup, beef fillet) plus offering lighter, cheaper bistro dishes (salads and pizzas around 2500kr). It's part of the Fossho…
Thai in Eskifjörður

Hús Fílsins - Ban Chang

There's nothing quite like stumbling across unexpected flavours in small-town Iceland. This small, sweet restaurant (housed at Guesthouse Askja) does a lunchtime plate (2000kr) that's popular with local workers, and…