Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Ísafjarðardjúp

Litlibær

Litlibær is a charming cafe with interesting memorabilia in a historic 19th-century farmstead on Skötufjörður. The owner was born and raised on the land, and these days his family dotes on weary tourists, offering t…
Top Choice Seafood in Ísafjörður

Tjöruhúsið

The warm and rustic restaurant next to the heritage museum offers some of the best seafood around. Go for the plokkfiskur – flaked fish, potatoes and onions – or try the various catches of the day, fresh off the boa…
Top Choice International in Ísafjörður

Húsið

Sidle up to the varnished, rough-hewn wood tables inside this tin-clad house, or kick back on the sunny terrace for scrumptious, relaxed meals and local beer on tap. Groovy tunes play as hip staff sling soup, sandwi…
Top Choice International in Patreksfjörður

Heimsendi Bistro

This cool eatery in a mod, refurbished red-sided building down by the docks whips up creative Icelandic dishes incorporating unexpected spices and techniques. The mood is fresh and open, with pallets for stairs and …
Top Choice Cafe in Þingeyri

Simbahöllin

Simbahöllin is a cool cafe in a restored general store with friendly staff serving tasty Belgian waffles during the day and hearty lamb tagines at night. There's outdoor seating with fjord views, and the welcoming b…
Top Choice Cafe in Tálknafjörður

Dunhagi

This lovely, newly renovated historic building near the swimming pool has rough-hewn wood floors, comfy booths and vintage photographs. Delicious local cuisine such as pan-seared trout is served, along with rich cho…
Top Choice Cafe in Patreksfjörður

Stúkuhúsið

This cool spot in an adorable, sunny little house with fjord views perches on the street running parallel to and above the water. There are daily specials, soups, sandwiches and decadent pastries. Also makes a mean …
Top Choice Bakery in Ísafjörður

Gamla Bakaríð

For breakfast, lunch or a mid-morning sugar fix, there’s a clutch of tempting bakeries in town. Gamla Bakaríð is usually packed for its full range of sweet treats (cookies, doughnuts and cakes) as well as fresh brea…
Seafood in Suðureyri

Fisherman Kitchen

The fine restaurant at Fisherman Hotel has place mats and menu covers made from fish skins, setting the tone. Cuisine features locally sourced fresh fish, lamb and a veggie option. There's a simpler cafe (8am to 11p…
Icelandic in Ísafjörður

Við Pollinn

Although the decor feels a bit bland, the restaurant at Hótel Ísafjörður has an excellent selection of local cuisine prepared with flair. The windows offer great views over the fjord – you might even see your next m…