A Messi Eater: Fresh, Creamy Seafood In A Bucolic Setting At Messinn

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Delicate or robust, white or pink, flat or oblong, from glistening swordfish to speckled flounder fillets—I’ve never met a fish…

Keep On Truckin’: Our Quest For The Best Street Food In Reykjavik

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Reykjavik may not have been blessed with the best summer this year, but two very determined foolhardy people strode out…

A Marshful of Seafood: Wholesome Nordic Wholesomeness In The Accordion House

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I am standing outside the accordion-shaped house tucked in the southern corner of Reykjavík and wondering how a building can…

Dining Under the Dead Gaze of Shipwrecked Sailors

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Fáskrúðsfjörður is one of those towns which can be unfairly overlooked as Route 1 connecting the tourist beacons of the…

The Crafty Crustaceans of Höfn

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“Langoustines Are the New Foie Gras,” exclaimed a recent Bon Appétit article, and langoustine certainly fits the bill as a…

Surf & Earth: Rosenberg Is Reborn As A Sanctuary For The restaurant Scene

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Entering Rosenberg, I’m greeted with mannequin heads salvaged from the recently closed hair salon next door, which closed down last…

The Brunching Hour: Reykjavík’s Most Decadent Hangover Meals

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If you made use of our guide to Reykjavík’s music venues on page 28, you might well need this one…

Ragnar’s Secret Solstice Hangover Diary Prt 2

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Saturday: The second half of the madness In order to make sense of so much nonsense, I have broken this…

Ragnar’s Secret Solstice Hangover Diary

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Thursday: The madness begins It’s that Solstice time again! Whoop whoop (family!) Thursday was as soft segway into a festival…

Thanks For All The Fish: A Reykjavík Foodie Tours Five Akureyri Fast Food Joints

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Whether it’s Scottish “munchie boxes” or Canadian poutine, there’s something about cold northern climates that makes people embrace a grease-up…

Matartíminn Magical Mystery Meal: 
Dill & Solfin Tour The Arctic Island Palate


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Matartíminn is a series of pop-up events orchestrated by Dill, Iceland’s first Michelin star restaurant, and Kex Hostel. Each event…

Burro: Crickets & Cocoa Puff Cocktails At The Latin Fusion Disco

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Burro is a pan-Latin tapas place from the people who brought us Public House. My most recent visit happened to…

Matwerk Doesn’t Reinvent The Wheel… But It Werks

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I dodge the diagonal raindrops of Rey-jah-vik’s spring through the glass front of the former hair salon turned upscale Nordic…

New Italian Reykjavík

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Whether it’s Mario Batali and Oscar Farinetti kicking off an unstoppable food hall trend with Eataly or dumping a Berlusconi…

Pining for Pipes and Piping Hot Haggis? Look Nae Further: Scotland Comes To Kex

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Kex holds an annual festival celebrating Scottish culture in all its tartan regalia (sans the Begbie pint glass throwing). This…

Restaurant Review: Borðið

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Do we still call it gentrification even if the only people being displaced are oil tank security guards and struggling…

Rok Review: A Big-Ass Celery Near Everyone’s Favourite Church

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Rok is a beautiful building. It’s understated and unobtrusive, and its architecture references the turf-roofed houses that once dominated Iceland,…

Get Outta Town: A Guide To Dining Outside Of Reykjavík

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It used to be the case that good restaurants, after leaving the confines of Reykjavík, were pretty slim pickings. These…

Eating Ice: Why On Earth Do Icelanders Love An Al-Fresco Winter Cone?

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Visitors to Iceland often remark on how, throughout Iceland’s frozen winter season, they’ll often see clusters of locals standing in…

Guide: So What Exactly Is New Nordic Cuisine?

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Depending who you listen to, the New Nordic Cuisine culinary movement might be alive, dead, or both—but one thing’s for…

Merry Orange-Malted Salmon: A Visit To The Latest In A Long Line Of Basements

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Matarkjallarinn sits nestled in the cosy basement of Aðalstræti 2, a 160-year-old building in the heart of downtown Reykjavík. Prior…

Food Review: Servers Squared, Peaks Squared

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There were three of us there that night and all we realised that during our lives, we had approached the…

Fun With Icelandic Names! – Ragnar Egilsson Explains Words!

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Most Icelandic names have some cool, ancient symbolism. My name, Ragnar, means something like “Soldier of God” (no biggie). The…

Last Year In Food: A Grumpy Glutton’s Guide

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To mark the New Year, I am giving you what I give my friends every year: opinions. Opinions are like…