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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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Krua Siam

KRUA SIAM

Strandgötu 13 – 600 Akureyri
www.kruasiam.is

The restaurant Krua Siam is located in the heart of Akureyri. It specializes in Thai cuisine and has a wide array of lovely dishes.

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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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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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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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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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2017-02-12T20:53:52+00:00

Rossopomodoro

ROSSO POMODORO

Laugavegur 40, 101 Reykjavík
www.rossopomodoro.is 

This is a Naples-style restaurant that offers genuine Italian cuisine in the heart of Reykjavík.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Forréttabarinn

FORRÉTTABARINN
Nýlendugata 14, 101 Reykjavík
www.forrettabarinn.is

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 !
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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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Restaurant Reykjavík

Restaurant Reykjavik

Vesturgata 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

The building was once warehouse and an office for the sea post.It was called the Pier House; due to its location the house became the unofficial gateway to the city, and a bustling scene of fishermen, traders and travelers. Every time a ship arrived to the pier it filled with people waiting to hear news from their loved ones abroad. Nowadays people go there for a delightful culinary experience.

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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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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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2019-02-24T14:46:12+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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Höfnin

HÖFNIN

Geirsgata 7a, 101 Reykjavík
www.hofnin.is | Map

A recipient of Trip Advisor”s Certificate of Excellence for 2013, this restaurant is delight for locals and foreigners alike. Mainly seafood.

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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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2017-04-26T14:06:16+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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Old Iceland

 OLD ICELAND

Laugavegur 72, 101 Reykjavík
E-mail | Map

If you want to taste old Old Iceland, then is the place for flatkökur and other Icelandic delights that have been part of this small island’s tradition. A charming little place.

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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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