Food & Drink Sep 14, 2017

Icelandic Restaurants You Need to Try!

Dine like a true Icelander by adding these stops to your trip.

Traditional Icelandic foods mainly include fish, dairy and lamb, but there are endless ways to prepare an Icelandic dish. With so many options for dinner in Iceland, we’ve narrowed it down to three restaurants to ensure you get a taste for a proper Icelandic meal.

Nordic Restaurant

Located in Seyðisfjörður in the eastern region of Iceland, this restaurant is part of Hotel Aldan and  advertises Icelandic cuisine with a modern twist. You’ll find it aligned with many other farm-style buildings, which truly gives you the quaint, country feel. Serving seasonal produce and fish from their local fishermen, this restaurant stays true to its Nordic title with a cozy setting.


Enjoy a small, ever-changing menu at Tjöruhúsið where you will always find a fresh catch of the day served alongside potatoes and onions. This small restaurant in Ísafjörður, the capital of the Westfjords, is sure to warm you up after a chilly winter day exploring Icelandic nature. Long tables add to the home-style feel of this rustic find. Be sure to try their Icelandic soup!


In true farm-to-table form, this restaurant allows its guests to watch over the cows that provide its daily dairy products. With specialities from its homemade Geysir bread baked in geothermal heat, to its panfried trout, to even homemade ice cream, a true Icelandic feast can be found here.

Be sure to check out some of these top seafood restaurants in Iceland too!

Are you planning to try any of these restaurants on your next visit to Iceland? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter!