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

September 3, 2017 Jeremy Dunfee

Discover the best restaurant in Geysir, Iceland including Menam, Restaurant Mika, Minilik, Gullfoss Kaffi, Efstidalur II, Restaurant Geysir Glima, Skjol, Vid Faxa, Fridheimar, Geysir Center
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1. Menam

Eyravegur 8, Selfoss 801, Iceland Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$157 - HK$290 +354 482 4099
Excellent
30%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 160 reviews

Menam

Menam Restaurant is located at Eyravegur 8 in Selfoss near the banks of Olfusa river. Menam, which actually means "By the River" is an Thai/International restaurant who places emphasis on delicious food of both Thai and International origin, cooked only with fresh ingredients, served in a soft-spoken manner and surrounded in cozy settings. Our staff is both of Thai and Icelandic origin whose experience in their field guaranties the best quality in our cuisine. We do also offer traditional courses (fish and steak) so everyone should be able to find something they like :-) Please come and visit us - we look forward to be at your service !

Reviewed By tyrolgirl2015 - Coal City, Illinois

This is an Asian/Thai restaurant. I had the garlic ginger chicken and my husband had the garlic ginger beef. The food was seasoned nicely not hot. I could not believe how many vegetables were served!!!! It seems vegetables are in short supply in Iceland. This is the only meal where we had a sufficient amout of vegetables. The service was very good as well.

2. Restaurant Mika

Skolabraut 4, Reykholt 801, Iceland Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch HK$94 - HK$385 +354 486 1110
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 439 reviews

Restaurant Mika

Reviewed By Wendy L - Jackson Heights, New York

nice informal vibe and a good place to relax and unwind. easy menu - lots of pizza and bruschetta. The pickled veg salad was very good, and the cured lamb - delicious. Casual and friendly service, and they make their own chocolate. Good find. Reasonably priced.

3. Minilik

Gilsbakka | Gilsbakka 845 Fludir, Fludir 845 fludir, Iceland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner +354 486 6660
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

Minilik

Reviewed By poori828 - Ocala, Florida

Small Ethiopian restaurant run by the Icelandic owner and his Ethiopian wife. Great food, vegetarian friendly, and reasonably priced by Icelandic standards. The decor is outstanding, and worth spending a few minutes walking around to admire the artifacts. We were a group of 6 people so we had to wait a bit, since it is a small place, but well worth it.

4. Gullfoss Kaffi

Gullfoss | 801 Selfoss, Blaskogabyggd 801, Iceland Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$47 - HK$196 +354 486 6500
Excellent
29%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 324 reviews

Gullfoss Kaffi

Reviewed By Nidgehammer - Stevenage, United Kingdom

This was an infinitely better cafe than the one at Geysir, decent coffee, good hot chocolate and great soup and cakes. It was comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful but beware of long queues during busy times if you have to get back to your coach.

5. Efstidalur II

Efstidalur 2 | Farmhotel Efstidalur, Laugarvatn 840, Iceland Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$8 +354 486 1186
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 483 reviews

Efstidalur II

We are a family run restaurant and coffee shop that offers local produce as well as products made here on the farm; such as cheeses, skyr, icecream and our own beef. We buy all fresh local vegetables from the county and make our foods from scratch, using traditional Icelandic styles with a modern twist. We are located along the Golden Circle route 37, so if youa re travelling in the area, please feel free to stop by for some ice cream or for something to eat. We ask that guests please make reservation for dinner, as we are often quite busy. Best regards, The Efstidalur Family

Reviewed By Rande H - Rykkinn

Every tour bus should stop here!
It wasn’t on our schedule, but I suggested to the driver we should take a short stop here, at least for an ice cream cone. Actually, I mostly wanted to see the main attraction, the source of the delicious, creamy treat just a few meters away from us, on the other side of the window. Really, this is a special attraction on its own and a memorable one!

6. Restaurant Geysir Glima

Haukadal, 801 Selfossi, Selfoss 801, Iceland Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +354 481 3003
Excellent
24%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 189 reviews

Restaurant Geysir Glima

A brand new restaurant, opened in June 2012, with a menu using the freshest fish and meat of the season with strong focus on local produce. Our chefs use predominanly local igredients of the highest quality and freshness. The Icelandic fish is one of the world’s best ingredients and we make the best out of it. Also you can find goumet lamb, a wide range of bread and home baked cakes. Indulge in delicious ice cream in homemade waffles and freshly grounded coffee from Illy. The restaurant is designed by Leifur Welding and isinspired by the Icelandic nature and Icelandic design. Sigurdur Greipsson, the family ancestor was a famous Icelandic wrestler “glímukappi” and in his honour the restaurant also introduces the only national sport that Iceland has “glíma”. Among other things is “Grettisbeltið” for display, the most famous historical treasure in the whole Icelandic sports history and also the oldest. The restaurant is opened everyday.

Reviewed By Mikiduta - Bucharest, Romania

While touring Golden Circle we had lunch at Geysir Glima Self Service Restaurant and we were not dissapointed with our choice. Mushroom soup, Fish and chips and the almond pecan pie were all great for the money paid. We paid less than the average price of Reykjavik restaurants and the food was very good. Remember that if you want to buy alcohol you can not take it with you outside because you need to drink it inside. Ale Beer is also cheaper than average restaurants below 1000 isk.

7. Skjol

Biskupstungnabraut | Kjóastadir 1, Geysir 801, Iceland Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night HK$86 - HK$290 +354 899 4541
Excellent
83%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 110 reviews

Skjol

A camping site and a restaurant on the Geysir area between Gullfoss and Geysir that are the most visited places in Iceland and about 2 million visitors every year pass by.

Reviewed By psedillo - Austin, Texas

Easily one of our favorite stops during our tour of Iceland. We arrived thirty minutes before they closed looking for a pint and a place to camp. Jon warmly greeted us and we immediately felt welcome.
Jon's charm and graciousness adds that extra touch that insures a wonderful time.
Thanks to the available WiFi, we were able to stream game seven of the World Series to watch our Astros win it all.
While we did not get a chance to try any food, there are three beers on tap and a selection of standard bottles of liquor.
Also provided on the wall are a selection of instruments that are available to play.
Our campsite was perfect and the related facilities are well thought out and clean. The water closets are available 24 hours a day, plus there is an area with sinks outside.
If you are van camping in this part of Iceland, I highly recommend Skjol as the spot to stop along your way!

8. Vid Faxa

Biskupstunga, Blaskogabyggd 801, Iceland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Soups, Cafe +354 774 7440
Excellent
54%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Vid Faxa

Good day, and welcome to our page. We are a small family run business located in the country side of Iceland, near Gullfoss and Geysir. We offer foods and drinks, along with various pastries. Our service is friendly, personal and welcoming. We hope to see you during your trip to Iceland!

Reviewed By Mark W - Reykjavik, Iceland

We stopped off briefly to get a soda while making our way around a number of sites in the area. Staff at the cafe were friendly and efficient and the view of the waterfall is remarkable. I look forward to visiting again.Hello Mark! Thank you so much for your review. It makes us very happy to hear that you enjoyed our staff. Looking forward to having you again!

9. Fridheimar

Fridheimar | Reykholt, Selfoss 801, Iceland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch +354 486 8894
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 428 reviews

Fridheimar

Reviewed By rlnorth

We booked a Golden Circle tour that stopped here for lunch on recommendation of friends, who told us they had stumbled upon it on their trip to Iceland, and loved it. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and told us about the history of the farm and the family who run it. Sitting in amongst the tomato plants, under a bright blue sky eating delicious tomato soup and home made bread was a great experience. The atmosphere was great. When we finished we went outside to see their horses which was also nice. All in all we really enjoyed our lunch here and would recommend, it's a quirky place to go and the soup is great!!

10. Geysir Center

Haukadal, Selfoss 801, Iceland Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available Cafe, Soups, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Brunch +354 480 6800
Excellent
38%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 77 reviews

Geysir Center

Reviewed By HollyBerryElf - Weilerbach, Germany

stopped here on the golden circle tour ... tons of people, ultra crowded and very expensive. DH and I each got just a cup of soup and the bill was nearly 5000 IsK (About 50 USD) and that took us over 30-minutes to get through the line and pay.. didn't even get anything to drink otherwise it would have been over 6000 IsK. Smaller crowds about 15 minutes up the road at Gullfoss Waterfalls and the bathrooms there have smaller lines (I had no wait at all),

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