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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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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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2017-04-26T14:30:48+00:00

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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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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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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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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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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BLÁA KANNAN

BLÁA KANNAN
1466641402_locationHafnarstræti 96, 600 Akureyri
Tel: +354 4614600

This centrally located café serves a good variety of food, cakes and drinks. At Bláa kannan you’ll find great local vibe and friendly staff.
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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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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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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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2017-02-13T08:44:55+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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CAFÉ RETRO

CAFÉ RETRO


Grandagarður 14, 101 Reykjavík

A wonderful establishment in the heart of the old harbor. Come have what is apparently considered some of the best coffee in town.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2017-04-26T13:31:10+00:00

SÍMSTÖÐIN

SÍMSTÖÐIN
1466641402_locationHafnarstræti 102, 600 Akureyri

As an healthy option in downtown Akureyri Símstöðin offers a variety of light courses; everything from coffee to pizzas to juices and raw food.


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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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