Author: Ragnar Egilsson - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Reykjavík In Eight Drinks: A Pub Crawl For The Debonair Souse

by

We’re back to the dead leaves and pumpkins month, so it’s time for me to rattle my ossified ass out…

The Bulletproof Guide To Eating Out In Hafnarfjörður

by

Located just 15 km from downtown Reykjavík, Hafnarfjörður has been a thriving independent entity for a long time, thanks in…

The Icelandic Sauce Universe

by

Whenever we talk about food in Iceland, there’s an elephant in the room and that elephant is sauce. So much…

Steak Your Reputation At Reykjavík Meat

by

Just over a year ago, Reykjavík Meat joined the fray on the popular tourist trail Frakkastígur, a road book-ended by…

Buns and Bums at Reykjavík’s Organic Eatery

by

Reykjavík’s most committed organic restaurant is serving up wild burgers and root veggie chips in downtown Reykjavík. After a rocky…

The Ambitious Apótek: Racks Of Lamb And Painkiller Cocktails

by

Located at Austurstræti 16, Apótek is a historical building cum hotel and restaurant originally designed by Guðjón Samúelsson, Iceland’s state…

Wild Monkey Tapas: Makake Injects Some Japanese-Spanish Flavour Into Grandi

by

The Icelandic restaurant landscape is always shifting. These days, Reykjavík seems to be experiencing an injection of international cuisine. The…

The O.G: Hornið Celebrates 40 Years Of Slinging Pizza And Folding Calzones

by

Running a restaurant is an unforgiving business in which a ten-year run is considered noteable. Yet, it if you look…

Cook Fast, Die Young: Reykjavík’s Restaurants In Possible Crisis

by

It feels appropriate that Icelanders didn’t have much in the way of a summer from 2017 through 2019. During the…

Christmas Is Coming & We Are Getting Fat: A Festive Guide To Reykjavík Restaurants

by , , and

After last year’s tour of easy-going downtown havens like Mat Bar, Snaps and Skál, we decided to broaden the net…

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

by

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

by and

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

by

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

by

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

by

“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

by

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

by , and

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

by

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

by

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

by

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


by

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

by

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

by

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

by

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

by

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