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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Arctic Adventures

Arctic Adventures

Skútuvogur 2, 104 Reykjavík
https://adventures.is | anton@adventures.is

Picture this, you get dressed in warm overalls and step on a boat and sail off into the Atlantic ocean with an expert guide, you haven’t gone far when the experience is set in full motion. What awaits you are huge and beautiful whales in their natural habitat playing around in the current, flapping their fins and slapping their tail, breaching and showing off. In between, they will descend into the ocean only to pop up again in a majestic way, the sight is unbelievable. We at Arctic Adventures, the leading adventure tour operator in Iceland, can take you on a journey like this one from two different locations in Iceland and you can choose from various boats. Be an adventurer with Arctic Adventures!.

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