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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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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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2017-01-12T07:07:53+00:00

GARÐURINN

GARÐURINN

Klapparstígur 37, 101 Reykjavík

 

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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2017-04-26T14:06:16+00:00

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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2017-07-22T11:11:08+00:00

KEBABHÚSIÐ

KEBABHÚSIÐ / THE KEBAB HOUSE

1466641402_locationAusturstræti 3, 101 Reykjavík

Kebabhúsið is an ideally located fast-food place that offers a selection of courses. If it’s pizza, burger, fish & chips or their legendary kebabs you’ll be sure to find it.

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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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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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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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Svarta kaffi

SVARTA KAFFIÐ

Laugavegur 54a, 101 Reykjavík

A lovely and cosy second floor café, renown for their delicious Súpa í Brauði (Soup in Bread) and also in their relaxing atmosphere. The interior is interestingly decorated and it has great owners.
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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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2017-02-12T20:37:21+00:00

Bergsson Mathús

BERGSSON MATHÚS

Templarasund 3, 101 Reykjavík
www.bergsson.is | 
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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.

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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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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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2017-02-13T08:23:09+00:00

Hornið

HORNIÐ

Hafnarstræti 15, 101 Reykjavík
www.hornid.is

A cozy place where you can see the pizzas being made. They offer traditional Italian and other options. A favorite among Icelanders for a long time.

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2017-03-01T19:48:44+00:00

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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UNO

UNO

Hafnarstræti 1-3, 101 Reykjavík
www.uno.is

UNO Cucina Italiana has quickly become one of the most popular restaurants in Reykjavik. Ideally located downtown, with a sunny terrace in front, with outdoor seating in summer.

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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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2017-07-06T11:59:14+00:00

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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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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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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C FOR COOKIE

C FOR COOKIE

Týsgata 8, 101 Reykjavík

C is for Cookie has become a quite popular addition to the coffeehouse scene in Reykjavik. Of course the name is a nod to Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster. So if you want to visit a cozy coffeehouse with lovely cheesecakes and hot chocolate, you cannot go wrong.

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2017-04-26T14:03:26+00:00

Viking Sushi

VIKING SUSHI
Smiðjustígur 3, 340 Stykkishólmur

www.seatours.is
 

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.

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Slippbarinn

SLIPPBARINN

Mýrargata 2, 101 Reykjavík
www.slippbarinn.is
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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.

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Noodle House

NOODLE HOUSE

Laugavegur 59, 101 Reykjavík

http://www.ruanthai.is

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.

2017-04-26T14:17:31+00:00

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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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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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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