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Food and fun festival in Reykjavik, Iceland

Food and fun in Reykjavik

Find cheap flights to Reykjavik with WOW air and have a real taste of Iceland. Food & Fun, held 26 February – 2 March, is a festival that mixes outstanding culinary skills and fresh natural ingredients, an Icelandic outdoor adventure […]


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 […]



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 […]

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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 […]


Hamborgarabúlla Tómasar

Try saying that one out loud a few times! Luckily this place also goes under the unofficial English name, Burgerjoint. Búllan (as it is also known) is the definitive Icelandic American fast food hamburger experience. Tommi, the owner, is a […]



Humarhúsið, or the Lobster House, has been open since 1993 and is therefore celebrating 20 glorious years of lies. Why lies, you ask? Simply because they don’t sell lobster. The word ‘lobster’ in English means ‘humar’ in Icelandic. But the […]

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Lækjarbrekka, meaning roughly ‘slope by the stream’, is a classical Icelandic gourmet experience. It has been there for over 20 years; but thanks to the décor and the building itself, it feels an awful lot older. This is luxury in […]

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Green Choice

Grænn Kostur, or Green Choice in English, is a vegetarian restaurant in central Reykjavík and one of only a handful of dedicated veggie places left downtown these days. The city’s longest-running vegetarian restaurant shut its doors for a refurb…in early […]



It has become increasingly difficult to enthuse people about excellent Reykjavík seafood restaurants in recent years. The problem is just that there are too many mind-bendingly good Reykjavík seafood restaurants to choose from. But Rub23 has at least three things […]

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