Grand Food Tour – part 2

So here’s the second part of the grand food tour – covering the soup portion of the tour.

Svarta Kaffid

This was my first time visiting Svarta Kaffid, though I’ve been meaning to for some time.


Their menu consists of two soups which change every day, served in a magnificent bread bowl. The options on the day we went were an Italian meat soup (pictured) and veggie mushroom soup. The soup was lovely – hearty, filling and full of flavor. The bread is the real winner though – it’s so surprisingly soft and delicious.

Lobster Soup

You really can’t go to Iceland without having some ‘lobster’ (langoustine) soup. It’s super tasty and just really feels a bit posh!


We had this in Sægreifinn (The Sea Baron), which is down at the Old Harbour. I’d advise getting there early as it fills up quickly! The soup is tasty and warming, with tender chunks of langoustine.

Although I didn’t make it on this trip, I also highly recommend visiting the Lobster Hut, a van which sells great lobster soup to go as well as the best lobster rolls, ever.

Lamb Soup

Icelandic meat soup, traditionally made with lamb, is also a must if the weather is poor. A hearty hug in a bowl, it’s delicious and packed with chunky veg to help ward off those winter chills. Everyone has their own variation so it’s worth ordering it in a few places!


This one was from Geysir  restaurant which we visited whilst on the Golden Circle tour. It didn’t disappoint – full of chunky veg and really tasty.

I also got some ice cream from Geysir restaurant, as I happened to notice they had hazelnut ice cream and I can’t resist. Ever since visiting Italy my life has been a quest to find more hazelnut ice cream, as it’s proven frustratingly difficult in Scotland.


If anyone knows of a reliable source, please let me know in the comments and you’ll be rewarded with my undying love!


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