Food & Drink Jun 07, 2017

Iceland’s Top Seafood Restaurants

Put these restaurants on your “must-visit” list for next time you’re in Iceland!

Restaurants from all over the world get their seafood from Iceland’s responsible fisheries. While you’re in Iceland, try one of these restaurants to experience Iceland’s world-famous seafood – not only does the food taste great, but you can also feel good knowing that it was sustainably fished.


Head chef Hrefna Rósa Sætran uses local Icelandic ingredients combined with cooking inspiration from all over the globe to create a menu that stands out in the Reykjavik seafood scene. Before opening Fiskmarkaðurinn, Hrefna was a member of the first Junior Culinary Team of Iceland and began her cooking career at the Michelin-starred restaurant Léa Linster in Luxembourg. You definitely don’t want to miss out on her delicious recipes!


Located in southeast Iceland, Pakkhús overlooks the beautiful harbor in Höfn í Hornafjörður and is close to the city’s visitor center. If you’re looking to venture away from the city of Reykjavik, try Pakkhús to experience local and fresh cuisine.


Tjöruhúsið is a small, family-owned restaurant in Ísafjörður. They only serve the “catch of the day,” so you won’t find a menu waiting for you at the table (but you will find some of the freshest seafood you’ve ever tried!). The restaurant usually serves wolf fish, cod, halibut, bacalao, redfish, or spotted catfish, but also may have a langoustine and tomato-based fish soup or a traditional Icelandic fish stew. Kids under the age of fourteen eat free!

About Icelandic Seafood

Iceland Responsible Fisheries is a group dedicated to environmentally sound fishing practices. The seafood industry is meeting demands of seafood buyers for sustainable use of marine resources with Iceland Responsible Fisheries program, developed on the basis of commitments made through national law and international agreements. 

Do you have a favorite Icelandic seafood restaurant? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @Icelandnatural!