Restaurants

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 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 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…
Top Choice International in Selfoss

Kaffi Krús

The ‘Coffee Jar’ is a popular cafe and restaurant in a charming cosy old orange house along the main road. There’s great outdoor space and a large selection of Icelandic and international dishes, from salads and pas…
Top Choice Bakery in Hveragerði & Around

Almar

A large, bustling bakery that also serves sandwiches, salads and soup of the day with fresh bread. The cakes here range from enormous Icelandic pastries to donuts, cookies and rice crispy cakes – they are all delici…
Top Choice Seafood in Eyrarbakki

Rauða Húsið

This elegant and romantic white-linen restaurant fills a red house (hence the name) and has cheery staff and great fresh seafood prepared to perfection. The menu is broad with plenty to choose, from beef tenderloin …
Top Choice Cafe in Hvolsvöllur & Around

Eldstó Art Café

Eldstó serves fresh-brewed coffee, homemade daily specials (such traditional Icelandic flatbread with smoked lamb and hot chocolate for 1350kr) and main courses like slowly roasted lamb shank or oven baked salmon. B…
Top Choice Icelandic in South of Eyjafjallajökull

Gamla Fjósið

Built in a former cowshed that was in use until 1999, this charming eatery’s focus is on farm-fresh and grass-fed meaty mains, from burgers to Volcano Soup, a spicy meat stew. The hardwood floor and low beams are ch…