Dining in IcelandSampling the local cuisine and traditional delicacies is a must for all visitors to Iceland. We recommend trying the creamy, rich dairy products, like the popular yogurt-like skyr, grilled free-range lamb and seafood caught fresh from the Atlantic Ocean. Even the Icelandic hot dogs are considered by many to be "best in the world!"
Modern Icelandic cuisine is similar to what you might find in North America, Western Europe and particularly in Scandinavia. However, in Reykjavík you will find a range of dining options to satisfy all tastes and budgets, from traditional Nordic fare to international flavours.
We've recommended some restaurants, cafés and bars in various categories below:
OUR TOP PICKS
Grillmarkaðurinn is one of the city’s most trendy restaurant located in a Art Nouveau style building in center Reykjavik.
2. Bæjarins Beztu
A small hot dog stand, located near the old harbor in Reykjavík, with the best hot dogs you'll ever find. Try it and see!
Sushi Samba blends Japanese and South American culinary traditions right here in Reykjavík along with the accompaniment of unique music from the period when many Japanese people moved to Brazil.