Fiskmarkaðurinn – Fish Market Restaurant – Reykjavik, Iceland

Fish Market, Reykjavik, Iceland: The restaurant itself looks very anonymous from the outside, just like any ordinary Icelandic building, but once inside you’ll discover a beautifully designed restaurant. The Asian-inspired cuisine is from Chef Owner Hrefna Rósa Jóhannsdóttir Sætran and it almost seems like it’s from out of this world (actually even Iceland itself feels like it’s another planet).


«Fiskmarkaðurinn notar fyrsta flokks hráefni í sköpun frumlegra rétta. Við verslum afurðir okkar m.a. beint frá bónda og varðveitum þannig sjálfbærni og gæði rétta okkar.
Njótið vel.»

«Fish Market uses Iceland’s freshest ingredients to prepare original fish, meat and sweet dishes with a modern twist. We buy direct from the country’s farmers and fishermen to guarantee the sustainability and quality of our dishes.»

This post was dedicated to my blogger friend at SmallHouseBigGarden and of course, to the Fish Market restaurant in Reykjavik, Iceland. The food there was so good that eating there was worth the ticket to Iceland. If I could, I would have gone to Iceland again just to eat there.

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26 thoughts on “Fiskmarkaðurinn – Fish Market Restaurant – Reykjavik, Iceland

    • Thanks Lignum.
      Fiskmarkaðurinn is one of the two best restaurants I’ve ever visited. The other one was a tiny, family-run, fish restaurant that had 3 items on the menu. This was in one of the Azorean Islands of Portugal.

  1. Lovely!!!
    I’m going there [Iceland] end of August, but unfortunately only Keflavik. I’d LOVE to spend time there. Only been to Reykjavik once, spent a few hours, going around in a taxi, during an awful storm. Just the ride from Keflavik into the city, made me fall in love forever, with the landscape!

    • Iceland is without a doubt the most amazing place I’ve been to. I really want to go back there. The next time you’re flying US – Sweden, you should stop and spend a few days in Reykjavik.

      • Yes. I’m so glad I can fly from Halifax with Icelandair. Each time, when we fly in over the island, I just gaze out the window, trying to absorb as much as I can.

        Another advantage, apart from that, is that the flight doesn’t get too long, as there’s always a stop-over at Keflavik. I can smoke there LOL. On the 26th, I’m going …

  2. Great photos and beautiful captured the mood of the restaurant. I hope they will you send you an invitation to dine in again and capture the main course after seeing your post. 🙂

  3. Very elegant.

    I also know what you mean by Iceland looking like its not of this earth. There’s an illustrator who paints astronomy art. When making scenes like those on the Moon or Mars he often photographs the volcanoes and calderas of Iceland for reference. The transformations into other worldly landscapes are incredible.

    • The Icelandic people are very enterprising; all the fruits and vegetables on the island, except bananas, are grown in green houses that run on geothermal energy. Bananas too can be produced there, but not on a commercial scale.

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