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For the hungry and thirsty there is no need to despair. There are plenty of
restaurants, cafes, ice-cream parlors and juice bars all over the country.


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.


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.

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

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.


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.

Take Away

Some restaurants offer home delivery or take away services.

West Iceland

Towns & Villages

The population centres in West Iceland are as varied as they are many. Ten places have over 50 residents and Akranes is the most densely populated with 6,500 inhabitants. 

All of the larger communities put ever-increasing emphasis on dynamic tourism where a wide selection of recreation and services are offered.   

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