Places to eat in Akureyri

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  • Brynja - the walk down from Saeluhus
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    Bautinn restaurant: The most popular restaurant in Akureyri

    by Regina1965 Written Mar 22, 2015

    Now this restaurant, Bautinn, should really be under "customs" as it is a tradition for us Icelanders to eat at Bautinn when we visit Akureyri. And now that a lot of tourists have followed suit then there is always a queue in front of the restaurant.

    I love going there, although I cannot eat much at restaurant because of my food allergies, but going there makes me nostalgic. There is a lovely atmosphere inside, although it can be too busy at times. And it is not that nice getting a table by the outdoor because of the queue.

    I prefer sitting in the sunroom overlooking Akureyri church and the centre of Akureyri and I invariably see some people I know, who are travelling and have the same nostalgic notion of eating at Bautinn.

    Favorite Dish: I only eat chips or a baked potato at restaurants due to my food allergies, but my friends and family praise the food here. A trip to Akureyri wouldn´t be complete without a visit to Bautinn.

    The opening hours at Bautinn are: Every day in summer time from 09:00-23:00. In winter time: Sunday-Thursday from 09:00-21:00 and Friday and Saturday from 09:00-22:00.

    The building housing the restaurant is ever so lovely and adds to the nostalgic feeling as many buildings looked similar to this one when I was growing up.

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    Brynja: Ice cream

    by jojes Updated Feb 1, 2014

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    It is said everywhere that the most famous ice cream in Iceland comes from Brynja.
    While staying at Saeluhus (see my tip, which is nearly next door to Brynja, we couldn't - of course - go down the hill and get an ice cream. Walk down the hill and a couple of metres to the left and you'll see the yellow house.

    It's not the typical ice cream shop we were used to. There were no tables inside (there was one outside, but it was about 4°C ...), so we ate our ice cream sitting at the windowsill inside (they said we could do that, so thanks!).
    The ice cream itself is something soft-ice-like, flowing out of a machine instead of being scooped up. The portions are huge though.

    There is an enormous choice of combinations you can have. Lots and lots of toppings - hot, cold, sweet, savoury, ...
    You can also get your ice cream mixed together with all the toppings you like, served in some kind of pot.

    To be completely honest, the ice cream wasn't bad, but it certainly wasn't the best we had in Iceland. The best we had was at the restaurant Greifinn in Akureyri. That ice cream comes from a farm in the nearby Eyjafjörður- valley - the farm Holtsel.

    You can also just go to Brynja to get something to drink or to get some candy, there's an abundance of both there too.

    Brynja - Akureyri Brynja - the walk down from Saeluhus
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    Greifinn: Great food

    by jojes Written Feb 1, 2014

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    We spent 5 nights in Akureyri and went to eat at Greifinn on 2 of them.
    We really liked it.
    On the first night we came in pretty late, but that wasn't a problem at all.
    We got our food pretty quick and everything we had was tasteful and well cooked.
    It's a nice place to go to when you have kids: there is a seperate room where the kids can play before and after eating. So if mum and dad want to have several courses, the kids can go and play meanwhile instead of getting bored :-).
    We had steak, pizza, salad, fish and some very lovely ice-cream (from a farm in the neighborhood).
    When we asked to have a dish adapted, it was done without hesitation.
    They serve local specialities as well as Mexican, Italian, hamburgers, ...

    WHen you want to go there around dinner time in the weekend, it might be best to make a reservation, as we've seen lots of locals there too. You can reserve a table by phone our though their website. But you might be as lucky as we were and get a table when just showing up.

    Opening hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    We've also seen lots of people pop in and order pizza to take out.

    I don't have any pictures from the restaurant inside itself ... I always feel quite awkward taking pictures when people are quietly enjoying their meal.

    We can highly recommend this restaurant.
    When we were looking for a place to eat later on in Reykjavik, our youngest son insisted to come back here ... if only it weren't that far ...

    Favorite Dish: Everything we tried there was equally good.

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    Hamborgarfabrikkan: Icelandic Burgers

    by travelfrosch Written Jul 27, 2013

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    This recently opened place is the brainchild of a pair of Icelandic radio personalities, who wanted to open an American-style diner with an Icelandic twist. The original restaurant in Reykjavik was a huge success, so they opened a second restaurant in Akureyri. The fare features the standard burger, but also many fast food and comfort food items with an Icelandic flair. Their flagship item is the "Whaleburger," made from, you guessed it, ground whale. Beer, soft drinks, and milkshakes are also available.

    Favorite Dish: I tried the "Lamburger," a burger made with ground lamb, along with lovely french fries fried in lard as God intended. Sara had the fried kalamari, which Minifrosch was happy to help her eat.

    Hamborgarfabrikkan The Lamburger Fried Kalamari The interior
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    Nings: Icelandic Chinese Food?

    by travelfrosch Updated Jun 28, 2013

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    UPDATE: Nings is now closed.

    For a change of pace, you can give this place a try. Its lunch special was filling and inexpensive. It also serves dinner specials for one or two.

    Favorite Dish: I had the vegetable rice noodles. I got a lot of noodles for about Kr 600. Cheap and filling.

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    Restaurant Strikið: Nice terrace on the top

    by Redang Updated Dec 3, 2011

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    This restaurant and brasserie is also a good place for just a drink or coffee. The top of the building can be, if the weather is good enough, an excellent place to enjoy the view of the city and the fjord called Eyjafjö.rður.

    Restaurant Strikid (Akureyri, Iceland)

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    Bautinn: A restaurant worth its price

    by gmg61 Updated Jun 7, 2009

    If you just want to have decent food and don't care about the environment, this is the place for you.
    The ambience is a bit like a fast-food restaurant, but the food is enjoyable and prices regular for Iceland.
    From vegetables to whale meat, this restaurant has a wide offers but lacks personality.

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    Blaa kannan - Café Paris: The blue pot

    by gmg61 Written Aug 20, 2008

    IMO this is the best place where to go in Akureiry!
    Nice, friendly bar, with nice ambiance, paintings hanging from the walls, newspapers and magazines ready for customers, friendly people.
    You can get breakfast or a drink and also get some food, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and in summer you can even take a seat outside in the sun and fresh air.

    There is no table service, customers are requested to serve themselves at the bar.

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  • Bautinn: At last - value for money food in Iceland

    by Otley Written Jul 25, 2007

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    Let's face it ..food in Iceland is a problem. There isn't enough choice and it is simply too expensive. Bautinn in Akureyri was therefore a pleasant surprise. An excellent salad and soup bar was followed by well presented and very good value for money main courses. This restaurant has already been recommended by a previous reader and I can only concur. When we were there it was pretty much full at 6:30 in the evening and many were locals.

    Favorite Dish: Fish was excellent but they had a wide selection of food. All of it looked good.

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    Bláa Kannan: The Blue Cafe

    by travelfrosch Written Jul 3, 2007

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    This cafe, located in the striking blue house on Hafnarstræti, is an option for breakfast and coffee. During summer, it opens at 8AM. We didn't try it, but the bread and coffee smelled good as we walked by. I suspect it's somewhat pricey, but probably not pricier than the hotel breakfasts, so it's something to consider.

    Bl��a Kannan
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    La Vita è Bella: Excellent Italian Restaurant

    by travelfrosch Updated Jul 1, 2007

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    La Vita è Bella is a pleasant, romantic restaurant in downtown Akureyri. It is known locally for an excellent wine list and steaks, but it also has creditable Italian food. To keep the price down, you can split a pizza and drink the tap water generously provided in carafes. Excellent bread and spiced olive oil provided as part of the "cover charge."

    Favorite Dish: We split a four-cheese pizza. It was cheerfully served to us, already split, on two plates. The pizza was huge, so it was easily a full meal for both of us.

    The Restaurant 4-Cheese Pizza
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Akureyri Hotels

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  • Hotel Akureyri

    Hafnarstraeti 67, Akureyri, 600, Iceland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Kea

    Hafnarstraeti 87 - 89, Akureyri, IS-602, Iceland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Nordurland

    Geislagata 7, Akureyri, 600, Iceland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

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