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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?
2017-07-22T11:15:36+00:00

SYSTRASAMLAGIÐ

SYSTRASAMLAGIÐ

1466641402_locationÓðinsgata 1, 101 Reykjavík
www.systrasamlagid.is

Systrasamlagið is a shop and coffee house based on the mission to expand the idea of health shop and bring it closer to the public. The two sisters who run it offer good and healthy food, organic coffee and milk, quality supplements and known health products.

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2017-01-12T07:07:52+00:00

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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2017-04-26T14:49:12+00:00

BERLÍN

BERLÍN


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Skipagata 4, 600 Akureyri
www.acco.is/cafe-berlin 

Whether you start the day with a delicious breakfast at Berlín, enjoy their daily special for lunch or treat yourself to coffee and cake –  you’ll be sure to enjoy the visit.


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2017-08-23T10:36:47+00:00

ICELANDIC STREET FOOD

ICELANDIC STREET FOOD

1466641402_locationLækjargata 8, 101 Reykjavík

As the name implies Icelandic Street Food offers selected Icelandic inspired dishes. The menu is simple, service fast and the atmosphere friendly. Why not take some chances and try some of their samples.

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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2017-01-12T07:07:52+00:00

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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2017-01-12T07:07:52+00:00

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.

2017-01-12T07:07:52+00:00

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.

2017-01-12T07:07:52+00:00

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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2017-07-06T12:02:45+00:00

STOFAN CAFÉ

STOFAN CAFÉ

1466641402_locationVesturgata 3, 101 Reykjavík

A cosy yet slightly quirky coffeehouse in the city center that offers light choices as well as delicious homemade cakes, excellent selection of wine, beer and whiskeys from around the world.

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2017-01-12T07:07:52+00:00

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.

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

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.

 

2017-01-12T07:07:52+00:00

Old Iceland

 OLD ICELAND

Laugavegur 72, 101 Reykjavík
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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.

2017-02-13T08:20:42+00:00

101 Harbor

101 Harbor


1466641402_locationÆgisgarður 2, 101 Reykjavík
http://www.101harbor.is | Tel: +354 5128181

Ideally located at the whale watching wharf in Reykjavík this mediterranean restaurant serves excellent lunch and dinner in a friendly atmosphere.

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2017-07-22T11:22:05+00:00

REYKJAVÍK RÖST

REYKJAVÍK RÖST

1466641402_locationGeirsgata 5, 101 Reykjavík

This recently opened café, bistro and bar is ideally located in one of the green houses at the whale watching wharf. They offer a selection of coffee drinks and light refreshments from early on until late.

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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.

2017-02-13T08:44:55+00:00

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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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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2017-05-17T11:38:06+00:00

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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2017-07-22T11:11:08+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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2017-01-12T07:07:52+00:00

RAMEN MOMO

RAMEN MOMO

1466641402_locationTryggvagata 16, 101 Reykjavík


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.

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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.

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

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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2017-04-25T13:33:37+00:00

Lækjarbrekka

LÆKJARBREKKA

Bankastræti 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Lækjarbrekka is a classic Icelandic restaurant, operated since 1981 and situated in the heart of Reykjavík in one of the oldest and most iconic buildings in the city. Our specialty is Scandinavian cuisine and we strive to create delicious meals from the best possible ingredients and to provide first-class service.

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2017-01-12T07:07:52+00:00

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.

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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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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2017-01-12T07:07:52+00:00

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.

2017-04-26T13:23:34+00:00

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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2017-02-13T08:35:25+00:00

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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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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