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

July 22, 2017 Vivienne Hutton

Discover the best restaurant in Husavik, Iceland including Gamli baukur, Heimabakari Konditori, Restaurant Salka, Naustid, Fish and Chips, The Moby Dick Pub, Salka Coffee House, A La Carte Vagninn, Fjaran Seafood and Grill, Cafe Hvalbakur
Things to do in Husavik

1. Gamli baukur

Hafnarstett, Husavik 640, Iceland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +354 464 2442
Excellent
40%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 492 reviews

Gamli baukur

Reviewed By Ed_Uyeshima - San Francisco, California

This harborside eatery reminded me so much of Gus O'Connor's in Doolin on the west coast of Ireland because they serve the same purpose. The both provide decent eats for people who are on their way to or from a seafaring voyage like whale watching in Skjálfandi Bay or going to the Aran Islands by way of the Cliffs of Moher. No one really focuses on the quality of the food, just on getting some sustenance before or after the inevitably choppy waves take their toll. That was my worry as my last whale watching excursion in Monterey, California, saw the bay receive my lunch.
Not this time thankfully as I knew when to stand up and sit down on the boat. In the meantime, I ordered off the Vegetarian and Light Course section of the menu even though I saw words like 'creamy pesto sauce' and 'fried vegetables'. I settled on the 2,450 ISK (or about $23) Fresh salad with chicken, tomatoes, and olives and also included more than a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. The chicken was properly grilled although it ended up tasting a tad rubbery. I just figured it would help me float should a whale overtake the boat. Otherwise it was just a decent lunch.

2. Heimabakari Konditori

Garoarsbraut 15, Husavik, Iceland Takeout, Seating Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Excellent
54%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Heimabakari Konditori

Reviewed By ballofur2003 - California

We had a 1 1/2 day stop in Husavik, but found ourselves with extra spare time since the winds caused our whale watching to get cancelled. So we came across this bakery while exploring the city (many museums/stores weren't quite open since we were there at the tail end of Winter). This bakery, however, was clearly filled with locals (always a good sign) and everything we ate was really yummy! I was worried that some of the pastry would be hard (it looked hard) but it turned out to be really flaky and tasty! I also had a pre-made Sandwich that was solid. If you want a light lunch or snack, this is definitely the place to go!! The service was also very prompt and friendly.

3. Restaurant Salka

Gardarsbraut 6, Husavik 640, Iceland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$71 - HK$322 +354 464 2551
Excellent
45%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 493 reviews

Restaurant Salka

Cozy family owned restaurant offering steaks, seafood, pizza, pasta or burgers made with passion. Our food is not off the shelf, but homemade from scratch. We offer typical icelandic dishes like lamb and cod or catfish in a fresh, modern style. In the summer time it is great to sit outside in our plaza and enjoy delicious food, snacks and cocktails. Housed in one of the oldest buildings in Husavik and in the city centre you can't miss us.

Reviewed By Ben H - Colby, Isle of Man

Ended up visiting this place two nights in a row. Good choice of food and relatively good value - for Iceland! Very enjoyable. Only criticism was that one meal was not piping hot but this was instantly sorted. Very welcoming resturant & can thoroughly recommend.

4. Naustid

Asgardsvegur 1, Husavik 640, Iceland Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$94 - HK$243 +354 464 1520
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 418 reviews

Naustid

Reviewed By matteosol - Vicenza, Italy

This place is extremely nice and cozy. Fish soup, mashed and skewed fish were delicious. Prices are a little high, but on the icelandic average! recommended!

5. Fish and Chips

Hafnarstett 19, Husavik 640, Iceland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating Seafood, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +354 464 2099
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 234 reviews

Fish and Chips

Reviewed By Ooolongtea

It is a simple looking fish but the food from here is not that simple to make. The fish from here is just the freshest, nothing like the other fish and chips (using frozen cod).
With limiting amount of seasoning, we can taste how fresh the fish is.
Amazing and highly recommended!

6. The Moby Dick Pub

640 Ketilsbraut 22, Husavik 640, Iceland Pub Lunch, Dinner +354 464 2333
Excellent
22%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

The Moby Dick Pub

Reviewed By stevensusan - palm beach

we had heard good things about the restaurant and were advised by hotel to make Reservations. there were a total of three tables occupied in the restaurant so unless there is a large group at the hotel I doubt the restaurant has much business. the food was good but nothing remarkable. service was excellent, probably wouldn't recommend the restaurant unless the weather was bad and you just didn't feel like venturing out, the breakfasts however are very good

7. Salka Coffee House

Gardarsbraut 7, Husavik 640, Iceland Seating Cafe Breakfast +354 464 3999
Excellent
53%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Salka Coffee House

Reviewed By Jordan C - Orange County, California

We came in as quite a mess of travelers when the three of us stopped in for a cup of coffee. One of us was short on change, but they said it was ok. Then one of us spilled a cup of coffee. They said it wasn't a problem and brought us another one as we cleaned up. Lovely people in a lovely place.

8. A La Carte Vagninn

Hafnarstett | Idavellir 8, Husavik 640, Iceland Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards +354 846 3253
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 3 reviews

A La Carte Vagninn

Reviewed By Guðný N - Reykjavik, Iceland

Pulsur (e. hot dogs) are THE Icelandic fast food. Preferred by locals when they're on the road. You can't visit an Icelandic countryside town without giving it a try.
This place has "Bulsur", the original Icelandic vegan hot dogs made of barley.
Make sure to ask for the crunchy fried onions. Just yummy.

9. Fjaran Seafood and Grill

Naustagardur 2 | Harbour, Husavik 640, Iceland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +354 464 1133
Excellent
37%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
10%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 48 reviews

Fjaran Seafood and Grill

Reviewed By Mordicus - Chatou, France

We had a lunch at this restaurant. The huge dining room was barely half full. We ordered various meals, which were all quite good, well cooked and dressed. The garniture was also original.
The service is mixed, and the waitress did not appear very friendly while the waiter taking care of us was at the opposite smiling and helpful.
Correct prices.

10. Cafe Hvalbakur

Hafnarstett 9 | Under the North Sailing Ticket Office, Husavik 640, Iceland +354 464 7278
Excellent
36%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

Cafe Hvalbakur

Reviewed By Trek-Always - Alpharetta, Georgia

Under the Whale Watch ticket office (North Sailing) on the main street parallel to the harbor.
Sandwich wraps were average or better. Order at counter. Select a table inside or outside and pick up food when ready.
Counter service is knowledgeable and friendly.
Incredible views on a beautiful small town harbor. I would eat here again just for the views, but the food is ok too.
2 wraps, 1 soda, 1 dessert was 3500 ISK which is not expensive.
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