Food & Drink


WOW destinations: Where to next?

Every city has its charm and usually there is also a dish favoured by the locals. We recommend eating your way through Europe’s greatest cities. Tap into Barcelona Tapas is the dish and you will not be disap- pointed. The […]

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Time for a cold one

Text by Jón Kristinn Snæhólm When Icelanders decide to do something they more or less go to the utmost extreme. In the early 80′s for instance, we discovered the VCR and it took us only four to five years to […]


Good food, good drink. Ólafur Örn Ólafsson: An Icelandic foodie hipster

Text by Dísa Bjarnadóttir Among the many people in Reykjavík who like to enjoy good food and drink, Ólafur Örn Ólafsson (Óli Óla) is a rather well-known name. He is one of those people who seem to know just about […]



Ölstofa Kormáks og Skjaldar (the Ale Lounge of Kormákur and Skjöldur) is usually shortened to just Ölstofan. Despite the quirky name, Ölstofan is one of the most down-to-earth bars in Reykjavík. Let’s put it another way: Ölstofan is one of […]



Also known as Fish Company in English, Fiskfélagið sounds like just yet another fish restaurant in a city already awash with excellent seafood. Even its name is a bit too close for comfort to one of its competitors. But don’t […]


Kaffi Rósenberg

Rósenberg is not really a café, despite its name. Sure you can get coffee there, but it is best described as the lovechild of a jazz lounge and a rural pub. Despite looking singularly uninviting from the outside and being […]



Ítalía is one of Reykjavík’s longest-standing Italian restaurants and has been owned and run by real Italians since first opening 22 years ago. The place could hardly look more authentic from the inside or the outside, and it was one […]



There is one word above all others that screams ‘Reykjavik Nightlife’: Kaffibarinn. Not everybody loves the place, but everyone knows exactly where it is and would be sad if it ever closed down. But there is very little risk of […]

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Laundromat Café

The Laundromat Café is quite well-known in Denmark; but you might not know that one of their four branches is in Reykjavík, Iceland. The café is exactly what it sounds like; and much more. It is a café where you […]



Hressó, as it is known to most people, is a large bar/café/restaurant/nightclub in central Reykjavík with a more fascinating history than any other Reykjavík hangout. We won’t delve too deeply into the long story here; but the house was imported […]

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