Reykjavik
Reykjavik’s restaurant scene has come on leaps and bounds over the last decade or so, with a host of eateries opening up that range from cheap and casual to hip and high-end. At Hotel Holt’s Gallery Restaurant you can try classy French cuisine in an elegant, art-filled room, and for delicious traditional fish soup head to Vid Tjörnina, which offers Icelandic classics in a scenic lakeside location. Nordic House’s Dill Restaurant, the first Icelandic restaurant to win a Michelin star, has upscale fusion dishes, while more casual eats can be found at the buzzy Laundromat Cafe, Noodle Station (for Asian food), and Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur, which has been selling Icelandic hot dogs since 1939. If you’re brave enough to try traditional food, keep an eye out for hákarl (shark), harðfiskur (dried fish), or slátur (blood pudding).