Eating out

Fresh Icelandic seafood tops the menu at most fine restaurants in Iceland, but, if you have an adventurous palate, you’ll be excited by the range and quality of international cuisine available throughout the country.

Fine dining has changed dramatically in Iceland in recent years, with many chefs incorporating fresh new ingredients into popular traditional Icelandic dishes. The result has been an explosion of culinary inventiveness and worldwide recognition for several Icelandic restaurants.

If you’re looking for a more traditional Icelandic meal, then don’t worry. While menus have grown to reflect the influence of ingredients from around the world, much pride is taken in offering travellers a taste of a real Viking feast. Seafood dishes are fresh and hearty, and Iceland’s free-range lamb is some of the finest you will ever have the pleasure of tasting.

Above all, you’ll find that all Icelandic foods are made with the freshest, most natural ingredients possible.