What to eat

Some of our favorite foods in Iceland are the fish and the lamb, you can expect a great selection of fresh fish in stores and at restaurants and the Icelandic lambs are entirely reared outdoors. Their natural diet of sedge, willow, thrift, moss campion, and berries makes the Icelandic lamb instantly recognizable for its delicious and distinctive taste. Almost all good restaurants offer good selection of lamb dishes.

Drink the Icelandic water! The cold water from the tap is pure spring water. Drink it straight from the tap, just remember to let the water run for a little while, so it tastes cold and refreshing. Or if you prefer, you can also buy it in bottles from supermarkets.

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Unique to Iceland

Traditional Icelandic food, which has been popular in Iceland through the ages, dried fish, smoked lamb, shark and some other treats are always popular to taste, read about it here on this website.

Skyr (pronounced
Skyr is available in many flavors
Skyr (pronounced "skeer") is the traditional icelandic dairy product that has been eaten in Iceland through the centuries since the Viking settlement of Iceland in the 9th Century. Known for its many benefits and flavor, Skyr is made of pasteurized skimmed milk, where the whey, the water naturally found in milk, is strained away and it is available in many flavors.


A list of traditional Icelandic recipes is coming soon.


To find a restaurant according to food preferences and location, go to restaurants.is

Fast food

Bill Clinton enjoying his hotdog
Bill Clinton enjoying his hotdog
Bæjarins Besta, the best hotdog in Iceland. is a popular hot dog stand in central Reykjavík, Iceland which has been operating since 1937. In August 2006, the British newspaper The Guardian selected Bæjarins beztu as the best hot dog stand in Europe. Former president, Bill Clinton bought a hotdog there when he visited Iceland and since then a hotdog with mustard is called a Clinton.

Hamborgarabúllan, great burgers. Located downtown Reykjavik.