Best food in Iceland?

Best food in Iceland?

Icelandic food

The cuisine of Iceland has a long history.

The most common Iceland food are lamb, dairy and fish who are very important part of icelandic cuisine due to Icelands proximity to the ocean. Polular food in Iceland are skyr, hangikjöt (smoked lamd), kleinur, laufabrauð and bollur. For best restaurants in Iceland, visit us and you will agree with us when we say, here you get the best fish food in Iceland. Fishcompany is one of best restaurants in Reykjavik.

Þorramatur is a traditional beuffet served at midwinter festivals in february called Þorrablót. Þorrablót containing a selection of traditionally cured meat and fish products served with rúgbrauð (dense dark and sweet rye bread) and a akavit called brennivín. The taste of this traditional food is determined by the preservation methods used pickling in fermented whey or brine, drying and smoking.

Fish in Iceland

The most common fish in Iceland are cod (þorskur), which is mostly exported.

The majority of Icelanders eat haddock (ýsa) and halibut (lúða, heilagfiski). The traditional way of serving fish, whether fresh or preserved, is as “soðning”. The fish is plain, just boiled and served with potatoes. By many people cod roe and liver are considered a delicacy. These are seasonal treats, and so is the fatty flesh of the male lumpfish (rauðmagi). If you like to have fish seafood, one of best food in Iceland, and best food in Reykjavik, dine at Fishcompany.

Other common species are fish like herring (síld), saithe (ufsi),  ocean perch (karfi), plaice (skarkoli) and ocean catfish/wolf-fish (steinbítur. Mackerel (makríll) and tuna (túnfiskur) fishing has recently begun. Angler (skötuselur) and dogfish (háfur) are also caught in the nets of Icelandic fishermen.

Many types of shellfish are also found near Iceland but the only widely caught species is the scallop (hörpuskel) and some clam (kúskel) fishing. Other fish in Iceland are arctic lobster (humar), arctic shrimp (rækja) and many species of crabs.

Lobster is very popular in Icelandic restaurants. The main reason is  because he is caught commercially and it is very easy to cook it. Some of our guests, say we are teh best restaurants in Iceland, and best restaurants in Reykjavik.


The Atlantic Puffin, is usually simply called the Puffin, is the most common auk in Iceland.

He reminds some people of penguins because of the upright stance and the black and white plumage. Two other species of puffin are: The Horned Puffin (Fratercula corniculata) and he Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) who occure in the North Pacific Ocean. When you want do dine at one of best restaurants in Iceland, Fishcompany is it.

In Iceland it is very popular to look for Puffin in watching tour around Iceland. The best known places to see Puffins are at Skrúður, Papey, Seley, Andey, Hafnarhólmi, Hólmar in Reyðarfjörður, Bjarnarey, Gerpi and at Hestyr and on the southern side of Barðsnes. Puffins are also common in Vestmannaeyjar and lots of other places.

Best restaurant in Reykjavik

Fish company is one of the most popular restaurant on the market in Iceland. In Fish company you can have a good lunch. We say, Fish company is one of the best restaurant in Reykjavik, but some of our guests say, it’s by far the best restaurant in Iceland.

We like to belive we are one of best restaurants in Iceland & one of the best restaurants in Reykjavik. Don’t you agree? Fish Company offers only the best food avalable in Iceland.