Akureyri Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Akureyri

December 23, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Discover the best restaurant in Akureyri, Iceland including Bautinn, Brynja, Blaa Kannan Cafe, Greifinn, Kristjans Bakari Bakery and Cafe, Strikid, Rub 23, Noa Seafood Restaurant, Bryggjan, Te & Kaffi Akureyri
Things to do in Akureyri

1. Bautinn

Hafnarstraeti 92, Akureyri 600, Iceland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Excellent
22%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 668 reviews

Bautinn

Reviewed By sheila g - Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom

We enjoyed pizza and pasta at the restaurant. Service was good and the place had a nice atmosphere. About average for price in the area.

2. Brynja

Adalstraeti 3, Akureyri 600, Iceland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available +354 462 4478
Excellent
39%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 194 reviews

Brynja

Reviewed By Grizel F - Toronto, Canada

Read about this as being the best ice cream in Iceland in lonely planet. Was also told by my friend who was visiting 1 week before me to try this. the ice cream itself was more icey (similar to sorbet) than soft or creamy- was this the style? not sure. The liquorice dip was unique. You could taste it more if you lick it rather than bite it. I didn't get the chance to try ice cream with liquorice syrup but thats another favourite amongst people visiting here. We did not experience lines but we were there even before the place opened as it was a pit stop for us driving from Egilstaddir back to Reykjavik.

3. Blaa Kannan Cafe

Hafnarstraeti 96, Akureyri 600, Iceland (Formerly Cafe Paris - Blaa Kannan Cafe) Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night +354 461 4600
Excellent
49%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 291 reviews

Blaa Kannan Cafe

Reviewed By itcheetam - Los Angeles, California

We purposely came here for bread ,croissant or pastries for breakfast, but found only cakes and cookies. The sweet did not look too inviting or tempting. They were just ordinary cakes. The price was not cheap either and no-one even offer to help us. Found nothing to eat and left.

4. Greifinn

Glerargata 20, Akureyri 600, Iceland Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$392 +354 460 1600
Excellent
34%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 283 reviews

Greifinn

Greifinn is without doubt one of the most popular restaurant in Akureyri . The menu is varied and the prices are moderate. Greifinn is ideal for individuals, groups and families that want to relax over food and drink. We make a point of running a family-friendly restaurant. A diverse menu is on offer with a wide choice of meat and fish courses as well as pasta and some of the most highly praised pizzas in Iceland.

Reviewed By BeckyJA93 - Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

We decided to go out for dinner for 1 night during our 2 week tour of Iceland. We came to this restaurant which was great! Food was fabulous and the staff were friendly. Only negative was our mains came out halfway through our starters. Whether this is a normal thing in Iceland I am not sure because they didn't seem to be taken back when we were still eating our starters. However, the atmosphere was great. We had chicken wings and mozerella sticks to start. We then had a burger and lobster pasta to finish! Very enjoyable evening.

5. Kristjans Bakari Bakery and Cafe

Hafnarstraeti 108 | Main street, Akureyri 600, Iceland (Formerly Kristjans Bakari) Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast HK$24 - HK$118 +354 460 5900
Excellent
53%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 129 reviews

Kristjans Bakari Bakery and Cafe

Kristjans Bakarí was launched in 1912 and is one of the oldest bakeries in the country. It is based in Akureyri on the main street. Every morning we open at 07:00 with freshly baked bread, pastries, sandwiches, cakes and more. Drinks such as coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice and other soft drinks are offered as well. We also have free WIFI and electric plugs on most tables for charging your phone and your laptop. Kristjans bakari is located in Akureyri and operates in two parts of Akureyri. One in Hafnarstraeti 108 (main street of akureyri) and Hrísalundur.

Reviewed By Whitley1962 - Whitley Bay, United Kingdom

Called into this shop several times when we stayed, food tastey and fresh a good bakery offering sandwiches to doughnuts hot food, drinks prices reasonable, when compared to cafe and restaurants prices, worth a visit and save money as well

6. Strikid

Skipagata 14, Akureyri 600, Iceland Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Gastropub, European, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$392 +354 462 7100
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 646 reviews

Strikid

Strikið restaurant is located on the 5th floor in the centre of town, offering a splendid view over the fjord and the new Cultural and Conference house Hof. During summer meal can be enjoyed on the sheltered Terrace adjacent to the restaurant.

Reviewed By Reynir Garðar B

In the past this restaurant has been very good and I have had good experiance there on my trips to Akureyri. Therfore I was very disappointed when me and my wife went there this weekend.
We ordered blue mussels for starters. The portion was the smallest I have seen and the taste did not drive me to ask for more.
For main course we had Duck breast with an orange-glace. The meat was tough and the plate very simple with the meat and a few potatos.
The price is just above mid range in comparison with other restaurants but very disappointing experiance I must say.

7. Rub 23

Kaupvangsstraeti 6, Akureyri 600, Iceland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +354 462 2223
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 870 reviews

Rub 23

Reviewed By Christina T - Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

I got a couple of rolls which were delicious and a seaweed salad. Food was fresh just very expensive which I did not expect.

8. Noa Seafood Restaurant

Hafnarstraeti 22, Akureyri 600, Iceland Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible European, Diner, Healthy, Scandinavian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$275 +354 461 2100
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 438 reviews

Noa Seafood Restaurant

Modern relaxed setting, serving fresh local cough seafood and meats. Surrounded by beautiful art and sculptures you can relax with space to enjoy your meal or even just pop in for coffee or a drink in our upstairs lounge. Booking always advised but pop in and relax while we sort you a table.

Reviewed By Nancy O

We dined at Noa’s tonight and the food was absolutely amazing. The wait staff and chef were very friendly and helpful. Our waitress gave us great recommendations. Appetizer of smoked meats was awesome - included horse which was very good and a langostino salad which had a hint of vanilla and star anise - delish. We had the catch of the day, wolffish, and trout. Both were exquisite! Topped off with creme brûlée- again wonderful. Would highly recommend this restaurant and would definitely eat here again.

9. Bryggjan

Strandgata 49 | 600 Akureyri, Akureyri 600, Iceland Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Pizza, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +354 440 6600
Excellent
42%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 172 reviews

Bryggjan

A beautiful restaurant in Akureyri, near the harbour.

Reviewed By BruceMac19 - Ringwood, United Kingdom

Slightly away from the other bars and restaurants. Walk past the Hof, the circular concert venue, on the harbour-front and follow the water towards the docks.
Bryggjan is in one of the older buildings in Akureyri, inside it has a pitched dark wood ceiling, and walls and a pretty, well-stocked, bar. Food is fairly standard, with ribs, burger, chicken etc - think a classier TGIFs - but is nicely cooked and served by young, friendly staff, who of course, speak impecable English.
Perfectly pleasant venue.

10. Te & Kaffi Akureyri

Hafnarstraeti | 91-93, Akureyri 600, Iceland Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Lunch, Brunch, Dinner HK$24 - HK$78 +354 527 2885
Excellent
55%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Te & Kaffi Akureyri

Te & Kaffi in Akureyri is located at one end of the town’s pedestrianised shopping street, inside the Eymundsson bookstore. Despite its in-store location, it is a big café which sells delicious sandwiches, salads and soups; as well as a large selection of pastries, muffins, tarts and more. You can buy coffee beans and have them ground before you take them home, and there is a wide variety of tea and other speciality goods; as well as teapots and cafetières.

Reviewed By sheila g - Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom

Had tea/coffee and cakes here one morning. Nice selection of cakes and around average price for the area. Pleasant surroundings - book shop. Free wifi available to customers. The latte wasn't particularly hot so had to ask for some hot water to be put in which they did.

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