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CHOOSE A WHALE FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

Icewhale – The Icelandic Association of Whale Watchers and IFAW – The International Fund for Animal Welfare, have cooperated closely for several years. The aim is to inform and educate Icelanders and tourists about a few facts regarding whale meat consumption in Iceland and have their support to end commercial whaling instead of contributing to it by tasting it in restaurants. Read about the campaign. If you have any questions or comments regarding these listings, or would like to add your restaurant, cafe or bistro to the list, don’t hesitate to drop us a line to info@icewhale.is

Please do not eat whale meat during your stay in Iceland, as it encourages the hunting of whales. Most Icelanders never eat whale meat, why should you?
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FOSSHÓTEL

FOSSHÓTEL HÚSAVÍK

Ketilsbraut 22, 640 Húsavík

www.fosshotel.is

Fosshotel Húsavík is a well equipped hotel in the heart of Húsavík, within walking distance from the harbour. Húsavík’s main attraction is the sensational whale watching tours. This is reflected in the design of the hotel, which has nautical details and a bar called Moby Dick. Guests can dine in the hotel’s restaurant, Terían, or at the bar.

 

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MAR Restaurant

MAR RESTAURANT
Geirsgata 9, 101 Reykjavík

www.mar.is
 

MAR is a seafood restaurant at the old harbour in Reykjavik, Iceland. Join us for lunch, an afternoon drink or snack or even a delicious dinner in a fresh and lively atmosphere. Open for individuals and groups up to 100 people everyday of the year.

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Matarkjallarinn – Foodcellar

Matarkjallarinn – Foodcellar 

Aðalstræti 2, Reykjavík, Iceland

The Food Cellar is a Grill & Cocktail bar, situated in a 160 year old building in the centre of Reykjavík. We like to think that the Food is for your body and the Music is for your soul.

The food is in the Icelandic brasserie style of food, elegantly prepared by our skilled and enthusiastic chefs, using the Icelandic finest ingredients.

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Nat Kitchen

NAT KITCHEN

1466641402_locationLaugavegur 85, Reykjavík

For an easy meal with emphasis on quality and taste, you should visit Nat Kitchen which has healthy food prepared fresh every day. Its daily special include smoothies and brunch options – and there are options for vegans, vegetarians as well as gluten-free options.

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Bræðraborg

BRÆÐRABORG

Aðalstræti 22b, 400 Ísafjörður

Bræðraborg Café is a haven for travelers organizing their travels in a cozy atmosphere. The name in a loose translation means “Brothers House” and it became attached to the building after two brothers opened up a watchmakers shop and a chandlery there in 1907.

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BAN THAI

BAN THAI

www.banthai.is 
Behind the facade of the building of Laugavegur 130 resides one of the best restaurants in Reykjavík. If you want excellent food, take a peek at Ban Thai – and if you dare – taste one of their more spicier dishes.

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HRAÐLESTIN

HRAÐLESTIN

Lækjargata 8, 101 Reykjavík
www.hradlestin.is

Hraðlestin invites you to taste Indian cuisine for a fair price; the culinary efforts are handled by chefs that are experts in preparing Indian cuisine.

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Noodle station

NOODLE STATION

Laugavegur 86, 101 Reykjavík
www.noodlestation.is | Map

It has been awarded Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence for 2013 which comes as no surprise, it is literally packed with locals and tourists that come to have great noodles at an affordable price. Quick and congenial service. Highly recommended.

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Kaffi Ísól

KAFFI ÍSÓL

Austurvegi 1, 400 Ísafjörður

 

Also dubbed the Pancake House, this establishment plays a big part in the cultural and culinary life of Ísafjörður.

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Skólabrú

SKÓLABRÚ
Pósthússtræti 17 – 101 Reykjavík

www.skolabru.is 

Enjoy their distinctly Icelandic food based on Icelandic cultural heritage and local culinary traditions. Their specially adapted traditional Icelandic menu is sure to bring a delight to your tastebuds.

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Bryggjan Brugghús

BRYGGJAN BRUGGHÚS

1466641402_locationGrandagarður 8, 101 Reykjavík
bryggjanbrugghus.is 

Bryggjan Brugghús is Iceland’s first microbrewery and bistro located in the trendiest area of Reykjavík harbourside. The bistro offers delicious local foods in a cool atmosphere and world class beverages brewed on site. Our menus offer a good variety of local seafood, salads, steaks and desserts along with some great streetfood to go along with our beers that are brewed on the premises.

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Kung fu sticks

KUNG FU STICKS

Brekkugata 3, 600 Akureyri
www.kungfu.is
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A new sticks and sushi restaurant in the center of town, locate near the town square. The restaurant seats 40 people with reservations only being needed for groups. It is also possible to order “take-away” for both individuals and larger groups.

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VEGAMÓT

VEGAMÓT Restaurant and bar

1466641402_locationVegamótastígur 4, 101 Reykjavik
www.vegamot.is

A restaurant, bar, cocktail bar and coffee house located in the heart of the city so whether you’re looking for a relaxed cafe atmosphere, a diverse and a great value restaurant menu Vegamót has it all. It even has a fantastic square that’s perfect on sunny days.

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Krua Thai

KRUA THAI

Skólavörðustígur 21, 101 Reykjavík
www.kruathai.is
 

Very affordable Thai food with generous portions to boot. A longtime favourite among the downtown dwellers, recently moved from the harbour further into town.

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Kaffi ilmur

KAFFI ILMUR
Hafnarstræti 107b, 600 Akureyri

www.kaffiilmur.com
 

Located in Ingimarshus, one of the oldest houses in the heart of town, Kaffi Ilmur serves light fare and drinks – as well as tradition and history. On the menu you will find: soups of the day and a salad bar; sandwiches; gourmet coffees and cakes; various other sweets as well as hot and cold drinks and light alcoholic beverages.

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Snaps

SNAPS
Þórsgata 1, 101 Reykjavík

www.snaps.is 

SNAPS BISTRO is very popular establishment with locals that offers top quality food and a variety of  excellent wines and cocktails. Before 18:30, reservations can be made via phone or email.

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CAFÉ HAITI

CAFÉ HAITI
Geirsgata 7b, 101 Reykjavík

www.cafehaiti.is
 

Lonely Planet has this to say: If you are a coffee fan, this tiny café near the harbor is the place for you. Owner Elda buys her beans from her home country of Haiti, and roasts and grinds them on-site, producing what regulars swear are the best cups of coffee in the country.

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Gamli Baukur

GAMLI BAUKUR

Hafnarstétt 9, 640 Húsavík
www.gamlibaukur.is 

Located by the harbour in Húsavík it offers you a superb scenery over the harbour and the mountains across the bay. The restaurant offers fresh local seafood and other local and international dishes, as well as various beverages. Gamli Baukur serves also as a frequent venue for live music and preserves a collection of local maritime items.
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Krúska

KRÚSKA

Suðurlandsbraut 12, 108 Reykjavík
www.kruska.is 

International cuisine, with healthy and tasty dishes from all around the globe. The courses are mainly chicken or vegetarian and the food is wholesome and made with great attention to quality.

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Garðurinn

GARÐURINN

Klapparstígur 37, 101 Reykjavík
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This family run business always has a delicious main course or soup with tasty desserts, despite being a small establishment it has been a staple of the vegetarian community for many years – with good reason.

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BABALÚ

CAFÉ BABALÚ

Skólavörðustígur 22, 101 Reykjavík
www.babalu.is
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One of the pearls of Reykjavík. A very ambient atmosphere and lovely decoration. This is what Lonely Planet has to say about Babalú.

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BACCALÁ BAR

BACCALÁ BAR

1466641402_locationHafnargata 6, 621 Dalvíkurbyggð (Hauganes)
www.baccalabar.is

Baccala Bar is mindful of Iceland’s heritage and serves delicious fish and other course throughout the day during the summer. It’s an ideal stop before or after a whale watching tour or if you’re simply passing by. When the weather is nice it’s ideal to sit outside to enjoy the magnificent view of the Eyjafjordur bay.

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Bryggjan

BRYGGJAN

Strandgata 49, 600 Akureyri
www.bryggjan.is
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Bryggjan is located in a beautiful old house by the harbor, a short walk from the town center. Their main emphasis is on pizzas but they also have soups, salads, burgers and more. There is also a daily pizza buffet at lunchtime.

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RESTÓ

RESTÓ
Rauðarárstígur 27-29, 105 Reykjavík
www.resto.is 
A French and Scandinavian culinary marriage that has resulted in this restaurant been placed among the top restaurants in Iceland on TripAdvisor. Both locals and visitors rave about the food.

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Kopar

KOPAR

Geirsgata 3, 101 Reykjavík
www.koparrestaurant.is 

Kopar is a lovely new restaurant that has received rave reviews, so why not take Kopar up on their culinary adventure offerings, especially if you want to have a taste of Iceland. Kopar is for example the first restaurant in Reykjavík to serve Icelandic rock crab.

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Italia

ITALIA

Laugarvegur 11, 101 Reykjavík
www.italia.is

Lonely Planet has kind words for Italia: One of the better Italian options, this family-run place has a proper wood-fired pizza oven, and good pasta and secondi piatti (mains). Its a romantic option for a candle-lit dinner.

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Nora Magasin

NORA MAGASIN

Pósthússtræti 9, 101 Reykjavík

A lovely new place. Their chef is half Japanese and half French, she brings flavors and techniques from all around the globe to Nora Magazins kitchen. Treat yourself.

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Messinn

MESSINN

1466641402_locationLækjargata 6b, 101 Reykjavík

A recent but fabulous addition the Reykjavík food scene, Messinn has garnered deserved attention for its fantastic food and friendly prices; not to mention lovely the interior decor which adds to relaxed and elegant atmosphere of the establishment.

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SALKA COFFEE HOUSE

SALKA COFFEE HOUSE
Garðsbraut 7, 640 Húsavík

A great coffee house in the whale watching capital of Europe; Húsavík. They have great homemade cakes, crepes and much more that’s ideal before or after a boat tour.

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Vitinn Restaurant

VITINN RESTAURANT 

Vitatorg 7, 245 Sandgerði
www.vitinn.is 

Vitinn Restaurant is a seafood restaurant by the harbor. Vitinn restaurant is located, just minutes from Keflavik airport, in the town of Sandgerði and is therefore an excellent place to visit on the way to or from the airport. This beautiful restaurant brings the freshest seafood straight to your plate. Vitinn’s specialty is the Rock Crab, a delicacy found only in this part of Iceland and on the US East coast.

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MEZE RESTAURANT

MEZE RESTAURANT
Laugavegur 59, 101 Reykjavík
Quality Turkish food in Iceland, who would believe that? But, it is a reality. Lovely food which also happens to have plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans as well.

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Kaffivagninn

KAFFIVAGNINN

Grandagarður 10, 101 Reykajvík
www.kaffivagninn.is
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Kaffivagninn is one of the traditional cafés in Reykjavik, which invokes older times. Kaffivagninn can be found near the harbor, on the waterfront, in a simple white building. Inside,  the design is minimalist because the view is the spectacular part of this establishment; it serves good coffee, and simple and hearty breakfast and lunch meals.

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