What to Eat in Iceland
Wondering what to eat in Iceland? Iceland isn’t known for its cuisine, but there are a few must-try delicious bites to chow down on while you’re here!
🌭 Hot Dogs: Get a hot dog with all the toppings to try them how the locals eat them! This includes multiple types of onions (both raw and fried), which are actually placed underneath the hot dog so they don’t fall out. The sauce is a kind of mix, and seemed similar to a mix between ketchup and mustard. I got mine at the Pylsuhusid stand in downtown Reykjavik and they were so friendly there!
🍦 Ice Cream at Saetahusid: Even though it can be chilly in Iceland (even in the summer), ice cream is always a big hit. This shop even has the rolled-up ice cream bites which are extra fun! The shop we went to is so cute too – it was painted all pink inside and had a swing chair!
🍟Fries at Reykjavik Chips: They even had a great German fry shop we visited that specialized ONLY in french fries & had a wide array of interesting dipping sauces to choose from: like pickle sauce, chili mayo sauce, and cocktail sauce. We had a LOT of fries on our trip and saw quite a few German restaurants.
Pizza and Fish & Chips
🍕 Pizza and Fish & Chips at Skjol Camping: Getting a campervan and roadtripping through Iceland is a common activity here, so this campground has the cutest restaurant which is also open to the public.
Botanical Gardens Cafe
🌷Grasagarður Botanical Gardens Cafe: It sounds random, but we ended up going into the cutest cafe ever in the botanical gardens! There were stringed lights, ivy, a koi pond, and a resident kitty there. If you have time to visit here I’d highly recommend!
🍣Seafood: It’s an island so they’re surrounded by fresh seafood! Some say to try the fermented shark here, but I’ve also heard that’s more of a tourist trap and the locals don’t really eat it. We had no desire to find out, but we did try some delicious fresh seafood on our trip!
Joe & the Juice
Joe & the Juice is a chain you’ll see all around Iceland, which kind of reminds me of Pret a Manger. Even though it’s a chain I did like it – I got a good avocado sandwich and smoothie at the airport before our flight back home. Plus I like the pink branding!
Now that you know what to eat in Iceland, which of these foods would you try first?