This is a café in Patreksfjörður, Western Iceland.

Kaffi Ilmur is one of the oldest towns in the centre of Akureyri. The house was built by a saddler named Ingimar Jónsson sometime around 1910. Now the place serves as a café and a restaurant, and even though it has been just renocated, the atmosphere respects the history of the building. The little yard is perfect for a bit of sun bathing, when ever it is possible. From the menu you can find soups, salads, homemade bread, cakes and main courses.

A charming coffee shop, cafe, and music & events venue.

Hannesarholt is a cultural center, located in the historic home of the late Hannes Hafstein, Iceland’s first Minister of State and a beloved poet. Hannesarholt is a non-profit organization founded by individuals hoping to create a place of nurturing and reclaiming of cultural roots, in a fast changing society. A café is located on the first floor and facilities are rented out for meetings, courses, lectures, chamber music, concerts and other enriching gatherings on all four floors.


Hannesarholt offers a glance into the formative years of Reykjavik in a 12 minute documentary and a guided walking tour, in english, through historical trails. Lunch will be offered following the tour.  Mon – Fri at 9.45 – 11.30 am.

Price IKR. 5000 (tour and film), IKR. 7500 (lunch included)


Weekly concerts will be held in Hljóðberg, the new lecture- and musichall in Hannesarholt.  A journey through the Icelandic music heritage will be lead by a local pianist and singer, Kristján Hrannar, with an emphasis on the local jazz scene of the fifties and sixties. Guests will have the opportunity to take part in some of the singing, since English translations will be provided for a part of the program, sung in both Icelandic and English.  Duration of the concert is 30-40 minutes. Every monday at 17.00 pm.

Price IKR 2500

Akureyri Backpackers is the brother of Reykjavík Backpackers hostel, just located in the northern city of Akureyri. They don’t offer just accommodation but you can also get a nice cup of coffee and snacks from their café as well.

Stúdentakjallarinn (The Student Cellar) is a café and bar located at the University of Iceland. This spot caters to the celebratory nature of University students, but welcomes the public for frequent music events. (Extremely reasonably priced) food served until 23:00, and a bar to carry you into the night.

Hveragerði’s go-to place for cosy dining, good drinks and evening entertainment.

This fun new hostel offers a bar as well as a roof terrace from which you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the city. So enjoy seeing the sunset or sunrise from the terrace, or the cosy atmosphere inside on a rainy day. Loft Hostel also regularly hosts music and art events.

Viðey is an island situated just few minutes from Reykjavík city by ferry. The island is the perfect place for individuals, friends and families wanting to enjoy a relaxing but also adventurous getaway from the city life. The house is well suited for meetings, conferences, birthday parties, Icelandic christmas buffet, wedding parties and functions of all sorts. The upper floor is a spacious hall, comfortable for 130 guests. The first floor is devided into several small rooms, suitable for 10-25 people each. Viðeyjarstofa is open year round.

The heart of Ísafjörður pumps at this restaurant, bar, club, concert hall, art gallery and community centre.

The Pink Iceland office and the National LGBT Association Samtökin’78 share this Community Centre. They host tours, activities & events, as well as being a welcoming safe space for all LGBT identified folk who just want to drop in and have a cup of coffee.

From its website: “Lónkot is a family owned and run guesthouse and restaurant since 1991 garnering great reviews for its gastronomy and hospitality (Gourmet pit stop, Lonely Planet).

Lónkot offers romantic and family friendly vacation rooms that are all independently decorated. Sleeping bag accommodation is also available in our loft and we offer a camping site as well.

Our gourmet, slow food restaurant is renowned for its creativity of fusing traditions of the Icelandic cuisine and contemporary gastronomy. Our food is inspired by flowers, herbs and berries from our gardens and by our blueberry hills. Our dishes are served in various ways in association with wonderful assortments of fish from the clean ocean and waters around and our exquisite mountain lamb and birds from the outstanding islands of Drangey and Málmey in Skagafjörður.

In our restaurant Sölva Salon you can see unique art by Sölvi Helgason (Solon Islandus), Iceland´s most renowned vagabond. A monument in honour of him was unveiled in Lónkot in the year of 1995, created by Icelandic sculptor Gestur Þorgrímsson. Many of Island´s most acclaimed artist have resided and created artwork for Lónkot such as Katrín Sigurðardóttir, Páll á Húsafelli and Örn Þorsteinsson. In Sölva Salon many renowned artist have exibited their work to name a few Helgi Þorgils, Sigurbjörn Jónsson, Páll á Húsafelli and Pétur Gautur.”

Open months: June 1-September 15