it can take for a whale to be killed after it is shot with an explosive harpoon
of minke whale is killed next to the whale watching area in Reykjavik
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, one don’t hesitate to drop us a line to email@example.com
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?
Pósthússtræti 9, 101 Reykjavík www.borgrestaurant.is| Facebook| Map Both locals and tourists rave about the service and food at Borg Restaurant; not to mention the enjoyable cocktails. It’s located in one of Iceland´s landmark buildings in downtown Reykjavik and been a hangout to many of Iceland’s most influential and colorful citizens throughout the decades.
Tryggvagata 16, 101 Reykjavík Facebook| Map A fairly recent, but a wonderful addition, to the culinary scene of Reykjavík. The establishment is run by Tibetan expats who run the only ramen and dumpling place that is solely dedicated to these treats. Since its opening in 2014, it has been a popular choice among locals.
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.
One of the few places in Reykjavik that opens at 7 a.m., offering breakfast and more. Delicious lunch; fresh fish of the day, famous spinach lasagne and variety of salads. In the evenings they have a simple menu with fresh vegetables and good meat from Icelandic farmers. Open weekdays 7-21, sat./sun. 7-17.
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). It“s a romantic option for a candle-lit dinner.
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.
The restaurant Kryddlegin Hjörtu, “Spicy hearts”, specialises in healthy and rich gourmet soups, homemade spelt bread and an exclusive saladbar. A recipient of the Certificate of Excellence 2013 from Trip Advisor.
In total there are three locations. LIFANDI markadur is not only a food store, but also a modern and health conscious restaurant with wide range of health foods, salad bar, supplements and pre-prepared dishes to eat in relaxing surroundings or to take away.
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.
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.
Noodle house is a wonderful small Thai restaurant placed in center Reykjavik at Laugavegur 59 on 2nd floor. Noodlehouse started some 15 years ago and is one af the most well known and popular Thai restaurants in town.
It has been awarded Trip Advisor“s 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.
This is the happening place in Reykjavík. A lovely location where you are served exquisite cocktails – with the menu changing every two or three weeks. The food is also top notch, so if you want to have a great meal and enjoy some drinks as well, then this is the place for you.
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.
Nýlendugata 14, 101 Reykjavík www.forrettabarinn.is | Map Friendly, funky and inimitably Icelandic in style, Forréttabarinn is perfect for a quick bite or a laid back evening. From a couple of tapas and a pint of local brew, to 4 course set menus with cocktails and a nice bottle to match. Enjoy !
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.
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.
Brekkugata 3, 600 Akureyri www.kungfu.is | E-mail | Facebook | Map 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.
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.
Located next door to the Whale museum. A cozy restaurant, Icelandic inspired cuisine witch offers amongst other dishes, light seafood and Icelandic cheeses. Great terrace for sunny days and drinks in the evenings.
Vitinn Restaurant is a seafood restaurant by the harbour. 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.
Unique basalt rock formations – Uncountable islands- Colourful bird life – Strongest tidal currents in iceland, a force of nature – A guided tour – A unique close-up experience of the islands: A rare chance to bird watch in close proximity – Pure nature – Stunning scenery – and the highlight the VikingSushi Tour: fresh scallops & sea urchin roe straight from the sea.