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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kung fu sticks

KUNG FU STICKS

Brekkugata 3, 600 Akureyri
www.kungfu.is
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A new sticks and sushi restaurant in the center of town, locate near the town square. The restaurant seats 40 people with reservations only being needed for groups. It is also possible to order “take-away” for both individuals and larger groups.

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Naustið Restaurant

NAUSTIÐ RESTAURANT

Naustagarður 2, 640 Húsavík

Naustið is a relatively new restaurant by the harbour area and specializes in fresh seafood and delicious fish soup. A great place to dine and the view to the harbour is fantastic.

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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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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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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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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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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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Kaffi Ísól

KAFFI ÍSÓL

Austurvegi 1, 400 Ísafjörður

 

Also dubbed the Pancake House, this establishment plays a big part in the cultural and culinary life of Ísafjörður.

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MEZE RESTAURANT

MEZE RESTAURANT
Laugavegur 59, 101 Reykjavík
Quality Turkish food in Iceland, who would believe that? But, it is a reality. Lovely food which also happens to have plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans as well.

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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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KITCHEN ELDHÚS

KITCHEN ELDHÚS 
Laugavegi 60A, 101 Reykjavík
www.nepalesekitchen.is

Kitchen restaurant offers a delicately spiced Nepalese and Indian Grill & Curry. Kitchen’s Nepalese dishes originate predominantly in the Newari cuisine, praised for its rich taste as well as for its dietary benefits.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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HRAÐLESTIN

HRAÐLESTIN

Lækjargata 8, 101 Reykjavík
www.hradlestin.is

Hraðlestin invites you to taste Indian cuisine for a fair price; the culinary efforts are handled by chefs that are experts in preparing Indian cuisine.

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