Events we recommend
Iceland Airwaves Festival is the world’s most northerly music showcase and industry festival, situated halfway between North America and Europe. Iceland Airwaves brings together the country’s brightest emerging musical talent and forward-thinking international acts. Each November for four days and nights, downtown Reykjavík comes alive, filled non-stop with music, with performances hosted everywhere from tiny record stores and art museums, to cool bars and stately churches, to nightclubs and large scale venues. Lineup so far: ADHD – Andavald – Andy Svarthol – Any Other – Aragrúi – Arlo Parks – Aron Can – Ásta – Axel Flóvent – Balming Tiger – Bartees Strange – Benni Hemm Hemm – Black Pumas – BSÍ – Bríet – Cell7 – CHLOBOCOP – Countess Malaise – Crack Cloud – Daði Freyr – Daughters of Reykjavík – Denise Chaila – dj. flugvél og geimskip – Dry Cleaning – Eydís Evensen – Faux Real – Francis of Delirium – GDRN – GRÓA – gugusar – Halldór Eldjárn – Hipsumhaps – Holdgervlar – Inspector Spacetime – ISÁK – Júníus Meyvant – Kælan Mikla – KAMARA – Karina – kef LAVÍK – KeiyaA – Kiriyama Family – KLEIN – K.óla – Kristin Sesselja – Krummi – Laufey – […]
Places we recommend
The old harbour warehouse, Hafnarhús, offers a progressive exhibition program with local and international contemporary artists. The works of key figures, as well as established and emerging current artists are presented in six galleries. Hafnarhús is also home to the works of Erró (b. 1932), a significant player in the international pop art scene. Hafnarhús is located in the oldest part of Reykjavik, where the town’s boats and first docks lay. The building was erected in the 1930s and at the time it was one of the largest buildings in the country. It was renovated by Studio Grandi architects in 1998-2000 to house Reykjavík Art Museum.
Tryggvagata 17, Reykjavík
Tjöruhúsið is a seafood restaurant in Ísafjörður, serving only catch of the day. Tjöruhúsið is a family owned and operated restaurant in Ísafjörður. We only serve catch of the day, hence we have no menu on display. Generally you can expect to feast on wolffish, cod, halibut, bacalao, ocean perch and spotted catfish at Tjöruhúsið – we also serve a langoustine and tomato based fish soup and (if you’re in luck) traditional Icelandic fish stew. Children 14 and under eat for free at Tjöruhúsið. Persons over 14 will pay 6.000 ISK to partake in soup and buffet (which is served in the evening), during lunch hours, we usually offer an a la carte menu based on what was brought in that day, with prices ranging from 2.000 ISK – 4.000 ISK. For those interested in dining at Tjöruhúsið, we recommend reserving seats in good time (especially during high season) Note: to guarantee a table, we recommend being in touch with at least three days’ notice (more for larger groups) via telephone (as we are often busy in the summer and don’t have time to answer our email and FB msg)
The Fríkirkjan í Reykjavík is an independent Lutheran Free Church of Iceland. It lies in the centre of Reykjavík, by the lake Tjörnin.
Fríkirkjuvegur 5, Reykjavík
Bryggjan Brewery is the first independent microbrewery & bistro in Iceland located by the old harbor in Reykjavík. The restaurant is retro, mixed with historical things from the Icelandic fisherman culture. Offering fresh craft beers directly from the brewery and varied menu, which is a mix with fresh Icelandic seafood and traditional courses.
Grandagarður 8, Reykjavík
Nielsen is a newly renovated restaurant in the heart of Egilsstaðir, East Iceland. The owners of Nielsen restaurant are Sólveig and Kári. Kári and Sólveig are both very passionate about cooking and cuisine and are most happy when sharing a good meal and drink with family and friends. At Nielsen restaurant they will try and share this passion with all of their guests.
Tjarnarbraut 1, Egilsstaðir
The atmospheric and picturesque heritage site of Laufás is full of history with its large farmhouse and beautiful 19th Church. It has been the home of priests since at least 1047 until 1935 with the current priest still living on the premises. The house a maze with long corridors and surprisingly many interconnected rooms. The heritage site Laufás is mentioned in historical records soon after the settlement of Iceland (874-930) being a renowned church site and chieftain’s residence. The current buildings are from the middle of the 19th century and furnished with household items and clothes from the period. One of Laufás characteristics is the Bridal room where brides prepared themselves for the big event. The existing church was built in 1865, among its special items is a pulpit from 1698. Laufás Visitor Centre has a cosy atmosphere and additional information about nature, wildlife and history of the vicinity. Local handcraft and souvenir shop and refreshments.
The museum serves the purpose of preserving and displaying items related to aviation in Iceland, its history and development in different categories, from the first fumbling attempts at commercial aviation in 1919 to the different airlines, some of which still exist, to medical transports and the Icelandic coast guard. It includes 28 full-sized aircraft including airplanes and helicopters, as well as a collection of photographs related to aviation history and other historically significant items.
Græni hatturinn is one of the most popular concert venue in the country as it offers a varied and ambitious program all year round. Number of major musicians of the nation as well as the number of foreign visitors have played at Græni hatturinn and the venue is considered a favourite by many of them.
Hafnarstræti 96 600 Akureyri
The Secret Cellar is Iceland’s first comedy club, run by the dream team – Bjarni “The Magic Viking” – Dan “Jesus” Zerin – Davíð “The Reason We Can’t Have Nice Things” – York “I’m Running Late” Underwood. Live events every night in English. ⌚Show starts at 21:00 ⌚ 🍻Happy Hour starts at 20:00 🍻 🎤Karaoke starts at 23:00 🎤
Lækjargata 6a Reykjavík
In the harbour area of Grundarfjörður town, stands a small house named Bjargarsteinn. The house was transported 140 kilometers from Akranes town to its current location, where it has a new role as a restaurant. Bjargarsteinn House of food is a local family owned restaurant. The menu is seasonal, created by chef Gunnar Garðarsson with a focus on local produce. All meals are made from scratch. Enjoy a nice meal in a warm and romantic atmosphere with a view over the ocean and Mt Kirkjufell.
Sólvellir 15 Grundarfjörður
Soffia’s Toy Museum consists of Óskar Elínar Jóhannesdóttur toy collection and the toy collection formerly found at Iðnó, in addition to toys donated by patriots. The museum is open to everyone who enjoys old toys but we ask guests not to touch the pieces found in the museum. Donations to further the museum are greatly appreciated.
Borgarnes Skúlagata 17
The restaurant is open daily during the summer but only irregularly during the winter time. The restaurant specializes in Icelandic seafood dishes. In the evenings offers a buffet with a variety of fish all catch of the day directly from the harbour across the street. A simple a la carte menu is also available. You can relax and enjoy drinks in the lounge area. The guesthouse features an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy food and drink on the long Icelandic summer nights.
Street food snacks, selection of soups, vegan options, dishes of the day and a chef’s choice. Light snacks, homemade cakes and traditional Icelandic waffles.
Vonarstræti 3, Reykjavík
Greifinn is of the most popular restaurant in Akureyri. We do our best to present the best Iceland has to offer, from land or sea -but also invite you to try dishes from around the world. Our menu offers everything from delicious pizzas and grilled hamburgers to the most exquisite meat and seafood cuisine and the prices are moderate. We also make a point of running a family-friendly restaurant with special Kid´s menu and a playroom.
Glerárgata 20, Akureyri
From our blog
How Much is the Fish?
The Big Fish & Chips Guide of Iceland There are plenty of restaurants serving fine dining, but fish and chips are one of the most popular dishes for tourists arriving in Iceland. This is understandable because the fish is always fresh and can be found at many streetfood vendors as a cost effective lunch / dinner. In this article, we are looking at the price of this popular dish in different regions of the country. We have tried to show the widest variety of fish & chips places from restaurants to street food trucks. The list was made on the basis of the places where we tasted and were made a good impression. Capital Region Capital average: 2288 Kr Restaurant average: 2753 Kr Fast food average: 1823 Kr Reykjanes peninsula Reykjanes average: 2830 Kr Restaurant average: 3500 Kr Fast food average: 2160 Kr Western Region Western Region average: 2770 Kr Restaurant average: 2866 Kr Fast food average: 2290 Kr Northwest Region Northweast Region average: 2830 Kr […]
Colorized Vintage Photos from Iceland
Here are some interesting (post-colored) vintage images from the first half of the 1900’s of Iceland.
Beautiful Aerial Video from the South Coast
We found this video about the South Coast of our beautiful country. The video was uploaded to YouTube by a French company (Artois Drones), eho makes aerial videos. The video is made even more beautiful by the music of Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea & Jasha Klebe
23 Funny Café and Bar Ads
Bars and cafes use chalkboard signs displayed out front as a way to advertise menu specials, upcoming events or entertain and lure potential customers. Most of the time these hand-written, chalk signs are not too funny, but some are clever enough to warrant taking a photo and maybe even posting it online. We collected 23 of funny ones for you.
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