Burgers and Bites

Sægreifinn Geirsgata 8

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A legendary Reykjavík snack shack, the lobster soup served up here is a wonderfully warming choice, particularly if you’ve just arrived back to the Old Harbour after a whale watching trip. It’s tiny wooden benches encourage conversation between fellow travellers and it’s a great budget choice too.

Hamborgara Búllan Geirsgata 1

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A well positioned and very popular Old Harbour burger joint, offering inexpensive and generous combinations of burgers, fries and toppings at sub 2000ISK levels, all housed in a characterful faux Art Deco hut.

Bio Borgari Vesturgata 12

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Tucked into a small shopfront in the Old Harbour area, this tiny burger joint offers a lovely combination of high end organic ingredients and a cool, assured ambience, with prices ranging up to 2500ISK for a burger and all the trimmings.

Icelandic Street Food Lækjargata 8

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If you’re in the mood for a warming soup and a cheerful atmosphere right in the centre of town, then Icelandic Street Food is well worth a try. The hearty soups come either poured in a bowl or soaked into giant bread rolls, which will keep you going for quite some time. The lamb soup – kjötsúpa – is a delight, brimming with lamb chunks and vegetables in a fine broth. Prices start at around 1500 ISK, with optional extras.

Súpa Bergstaðastræti 4

Tucked in between Laugavegur and Skólavörðustígur, this recently opened eatery offers a single dish – soup – with a range of flavours, including shellfish, tomato and basil, French lentil and others. There are “half” and “double” options and bread is included with hummus or butter. Extra bread can be requested at a small cost.

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Right at the beginning of Laugavegur and next to the bus terminal sits this collection of food stalls of varying cost and cuisine, with plenty of seats to sit and snack while watching people and buses pass by.