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Food and drink

Food and drink

There is a wide variety of restaurants located in the South of Iceland, both small and large restaurants. Many of which offer a famous and highly appreciated caterings, such as the Icelandic, traditional „Þorrablót“, as well as a Venison buffet and a Christmas buffet.

At these restaurants, the guests are pampered by their hosts in regard to both food and drinks.
If you wish to relax, you can find a small and cosy restaurant and can be in a personal contact with your hosts, even at a farm if you like.

Enjoying the countryside dining , means being offered a traditional, Icelandic „flatkökur“, twisted doughnuts, pancakes filled with jam and whipped cream and hot chocolate to drink with all of this delicious pastry.

Apart from all that, the South of Iceland can proudly offer restaurants where a great emphasis is laid on a professional and varied menu.

The hotels as well as the restaurants, often offer a four course menu, at all seasons. They like to use as much as possible of the raw material which is fresh and seasonal in the region at each time. Great emphasis is laid on a fresh material of the best possible quality available at each time.
Both restaurants and hotels are more than willing to handle catering at banquets, parties, meetings, conferences and other gatherings and the customers have a lot to choose from in that aspect.


There are plenty of restaurants all over the country, ranging from low to high prices and differing in quality, so there should be something to suit everyone´s needs. Whether you are interested in health food or something less wholesome, domestic or foreign cooking, it should be easy to find something tasty.


They are everywhere. Quite a few are in the capital and larger towns, but some can be found in the most unlikely places such as an old barracks in a field or a shed by the sea.

Pubs & Clubs

Most populated areas have at least one pub and the more populated areas have more pubs and also some clubs, ranging in price and quality. Those who enjoy going to pubs and clubbing should be able to find something to their liking.

Farm food direct

Farmers markets can be found all over the country. In rural areas as well as larger towns and the city. Many are only open during the summer, others year round. Most of them provide fresh vegetables and berries, fresh meat, straight from the farm and much more.


Some smaller restaurants or diners offer soup and bread or typical Icelandic home cooking. An excellent choice for those looking for something less formal and more personal.

South Iceland

Towns & Villages

The south of Iceland has several towns and villages, each with its own style, charm and points of interest. Selfoss is the largest town and has a variety of shops, services, many restaurants and fast food places. Most towns are close to the main route, making them accessible and enjoyable.

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