VIKING VILLAGE FJORUGARDURINN: DELICIOUS FOOD AMONG THE VIKINGS
I have to thank VT member Regina and her husband Jon for arranging a dinner here with other VT members. The restaurant was in the Viking Village Hotel Complex and we were entertained by musicians , all dressed in Viking outfits, so it was a special experience dining here. We were joined by VT member Jumping Norman and his jumping family where we enjoyed our travel related conversations.The service was good and the food was excellent and considering the style of the restaurant i thought that the price was extremely reasonable. I chose the fish which came in a special sauce but i was a little disappointed that there were no chips, only boiled vegetables---my fault for not studying the menu carefully. Other guests chose hamburgers, spare ribs and other favorites. We all enjoyed the meals, and the Jumping twins could not finish their burgers as the portions were enormous. And a bonus----there was a complimentary soup (chowder i think), fresh bread with a delicious spread. Well worth the price---around 2,000 kroner. Impossible to find a meal like this at such a beautiful place in London. I guess these meals at medieval restaurants in London would be at least double. I read that dining in Iceland was very expensive but i ate at ten different restaurants and on the whole i thought it was cheaper.
Fjörugarðurinn: Dine in Viking environments
The Viking restaurant in the Viking village in Hafnarfjörður is located in the second oldest house in town, built in 1841. This restaurant is amazing, beautifully decorated in Viking style. I love going there. There are several dining rooms here, each one very interestingly decorated.
I dined at the Viking restaurant with 7 Norwegian women, who came over to Iceland for a fun weekend.
We were hoping for the Vikings to show up, but unfortunately they didn´t, next time...
Fjörukráin restaurant is open from 18:00-22:00 every day. The bar is open until 01:00 though, where the Icelandic "brennivín" Black death can be bought.
Favorite Dish: There are several Icelandic specialities on their menu, f.ex. lamb shanks, a sheep head, a minke whale, the traditional Icelandic meat soup, dried haddock, many types of fish, and the traditional skyr and many other desserts.
But you don´t have to eat the specialities as you can get pizza, hamburgers and a vegetarian dish here as well. I had chips ;)
Hafnarfjörður - Gamla vínhúsið: Nice place to eat, great steak
This restaurant immediately attracks attention when arriving in the centre of Hafnarfjörður.
The building once served as a winehouse.
The location - close to the harbour and right in the centre of the town - makes it very easy accessible.
It lies at the big roundabout next to Strandgata (the street with the Tourist Office).
They serve nice food, without all the unnecessary frills that make it extra-costly. If you're looking for a decent meal, you're in the right place.
You don't get excessive portions, but what you get is cooked like it should be - at least that was the case for the steak we had.
The cost of the meals is very reasonable.
There's also a Gamla vínhúsið in Reykjavik, but we haven't been there.
Hafnarfjörður - Súfistinn Coffeehouse: Hafnarfjörður's best coffee
This place offers a wide variety of coffees, to drink-in or take-away.
They also offer a range of cakes and sandwiches.
Also popular here is the free wifi-access.
Upstairs is a lounge-area, where it is more quiet to sit and chat than downstairs.
It's always full of locals who come here for coffee, lunch or just to exchange the latest news.
It's conveniently located in front of the tourist office.Related to:
- Family Travel
- Food and Dining
Gamla Vinhusid: Avoid the burger.
This restaurant's name means the old winehouse. It is located at Vesturgata 4. It is an attractive looking restaurant and service was pleasant and friendly. I had quite a tasty pizza, but my husband had a burger and found it really fatty and awful, so we did not eat here again. The gull beer was good, though and the restaurant is nicely decorated with wine bottles all round the room. Next to Hafnarfjordur Museum.
FJÖRUKRÁIN RESTAURANT: Typical Viking restaurants
Actually, it's a big Viking building in the suburb of Reykjavík composed by 3 different restaurants where you really eat very well.
The "Fjörugarðurinn" (Viking Feast Restaurant) and the "Fjörukráin" (Traditional Folk) are ideal for dinner, whereas for lunch you also have the "Fjaran".
Favorite Dish: Everything taste good and the bread is homemade.Related to:
- Food and Dining
Tilveran: Great fish
I´m not much for saefood my self but my boyfriend tells me it´s the best fish in the capital area. They offer fresh fish in the noon. Our german friends went there and they thought the fish was great and theyr children could have fish and chips witch they where very happy about. They always have different fish in the noon, they say the always have what is most fresh from the sea.
For people like my who are not the fish type you can get pasta, lasagne, steak, soup witch are about avarage.
Fjorugardurinn - The Viking restaurant: Viking Restaurant
This is a very touristy restaurant. I enjoyed the experience- from the Viking decor to the traditional Viking meal. I passed on beer , instead drinking soda. I did try the "Black Death" schnapps served in a lamb horn shot glass. My friend thought the food was a bit sketchy when she learned we were eating shark. I liked the novelty of trying shark for the first time. The lamb was great- I think it may have been the first time I tried lamb as well.
We made reservations from our hotel in Reykjavik but because not many people signed up, the promised entertainment was cancelled. In lieu of signing Vikings, the waitress thought it a delightful idea for me to pose with a sword and mask thingy. Despite my awkward feeling at the time, I absolutely adore this picture.
Favorite Dish: Shark and dried haddock the Viking way
Braised lamb shank with potato and vegetables
served with Black Death and beerRelated to:
- Food and Dining
Fjaran: On the Waterfront
Fjaran provides an elegant dining experience (a la carte) and can seat up to 58 guests. The house is ideally situated, offering picturesque view of the harbour. Built in 1841, recently renovated and restored to its original style, it provides a cosy, romantic atmosphere. The emphasize is on fish and game, a wide selection of gourmet dishes. One of the specialities is an exotic West Nordic side menu.
Fjorukrain - The Viking...
Fjorukrain - The Viking Restaurant.
Viking restaurant. Pretty cool place to eat.
Favorite Dish: The food is not important it is the show and the building that are.
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