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Icelanders are nearly fanatical about their hot dogs, and once you taste one, it’s easy to see why. The hot dogs are made mostly with lamb (and sometimes with a little pork) and traditionally topped with mustard, ketchup, fried onion, raw onion and remolaĆ°i, a mayonnaise-based sauce with sweet relish. And in a country known for being exorbitantly expensive, they […]

Icelandic Hot Dogs


While it’s easy to dine on a smaller budget in Iceland, it’s also easy to spend a few hundred dollars on dinner, especially at Reykjavik’s more upmarket, trendy restaurants. Here, dinner for two with wine (for which you can expect to pay at least 4500 ISK per bottle) one appetizer, two entrees, and one dessert, will cost anywhere from $160 […]

The Best Restaurants for a Splurge Meal in Reykjavik



Despite the high prices in Iceland, it is possible to eat on a smaller budget, especially in Reykjavik, where you’ll have many more options for cheap eats. Market shopping If you’re on a very small budget and are staying at accommodations with a kitchen, you can eat quite cheaply while still sampling some of the local cuisine. Head to the […]

Dining on a Budget in Reykjavik


In early times, the people of Iceland had to work hard to feed themselves. They ate what they could find and, as time progressed, developed some interesting ways of living off the land and sea to keep their bellies full. These traditional foods , called “thorramatur“, are particularly popular with locals during the winter and include preserved foods like smoked […]

Icelandic Delicacies