Food & Dining in Iceland
With wonderful fresh ingredients sourced from nature, Icelandic cuisine is a real treat. Top chefs and an inspiring range of restaurants offer the chance to experience a true taste of Iceland – and we can help you plan the ideal menu for your trip.
Top quality Icelandic restaurants
Once you've tried the classic Icelandic hotdog (or pylsur) – which is something of a local tradition – you may want a more adventurous dining experience. Reykavik has a variety of excellent restaurants, often offering an Icelandic spin on international cuisine – from sushi to tapas. Try gourmet dishes based on high quality local ingredients, including world-class meat and fish.
Traditional Icelandic dishes
For a taste of traditional Icelandic food culture, you can challenge yourself to some of our more unusual delicacies – from the notorious rotten shark to sheep's face. But if that's too much for you, there are other local dishes that are an essential part of any visit, such as smoked meat, fresh lobster or traditional meat soup.
Food festivals and tastings
Around the country you can experience tastings of everything from local cheese to chocolate. There are also various food festivals and events throughout the year. The Food and Fun festival, for example, is a chance to spend a week of fine dining indulgence in Reykavik, as international chefs collaborate with local Icelandic restaurants.
Planning a menu to suit you
Tasting local food, scheduling a romantic meal in the perfect place, or just treating yourself to something delicious – it's all part of a great trip. From making reservations, to planning an unique culinary tour through the country – we can organise dining experiences in Iceland to suit your budget and needs.
HIGHLIGHT ICELANDIC FOOD