Best Local + Healthy Food in Iceland

I’m going to share with you all the places I ate out at during roadtrip in Iceland! Finding healthy food in Iceland isn’t difficult. Warning: I didn’t stop at too many restaurants in order to save $, but here are a few! They were all super tasty and would recommend them you’re doing a roadtrip in Iceland, since they are location in Reykjavik, Selfoss, and Vik. They also all offered vegan + local options which made me so happy! Here is my mini Iceland food guide!


Glo – creative + affordable vegan options, Reykjavik

Oh the interior design is just so charming…


I fell in LOVE with Glo, I went back a second time at the end of my roadtrip. There are three locations in the heart of Reykjavik, and this joint serves all vegan fast-food style items. In the second photo, I ordered the vegan lasagne and it was to-die-for. I wasn’t a big fan of the corn, but the actual lasagne was insane. I am going to try to remake this because I simply can’t live without it now! The nutty pesto on top was such a perfect idea.

The other dish I ordered was called the vegan BBQ ‘chicken’ bowl. I can still smell the tangy sauce! The chicken was really unique because it’s essentially this soy-based product called Oumph that the whole country was obsessed with! Definitely give it a try 🙂 This is also the most affordable option on my Iceland food guide.


Halldorskaffi – freshest fish around, Vik

This was one of the two restaurants I tried in Vik. This dinner was great because I needed some veggies after days of living off protein bars, crackers, and red peppers (easy + cheap road trip food). I ordered this with some salmon on top and with the dill, it was amazing. The salad came with a simple balsamic vinaigrette drizzle on top of the lettuce which went well with the tomatoes. Super pleased with me experience here!


Sudur Vik – most authentic Icelandic flavors, Vik

This restaurant is in a beautiful old house. This is a quite popular restaurant so expect to wait a little bit. The prices aren’t very affordable for the budget traveler, so I suggest doing something what I did!

BUDGET TIP: I really wanted to try the local char, but didn’t want to pay $35 for the entree. Instead, I ordered it as an appetizer, and also got a side of potato wedges to fill me up. It ended up being less than $20 total and was an excellent meal because I also got to taste some local flavors!


Kaffi Krus – cozy restaurant with expansive menu, Selfoss

I stopped here during my one-night stay in Selfoss. The menu is excellent at this spot, since they serve practically everything from incredible pizzas to vegan food (pictured above!). Definitely check it out if you’re in this little town.


I hope this mini Iceland food guide gave you a few ideas on where to eat during your roadtrip. Healthy food in Iceland is calling your name! My biggest recommendation is to try some local char, no matter where you go out to eat (unless you’re vegan of course)! Let me know if you have any questions xx


  1. September 10, 2018 / 9:53 am

    All of those dishes look yummy! I live vicariously through your interesting roadtrips and adventures! Miss you, please call when you are next in CT!

    • Emma
      September 10, 2018 / 1:31 pm

      I will for sure! Thanks for reading my posts 🙂 It makes me smile!

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