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Silfra Restaurant

Nesjavollum, Selfoss 801, Iceland
+354 578 3720
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (6 reviews)
“seafood soup” (2 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly
Nesjavollum, Selfoss 801, Iceland
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

DO NOT SHOW UP HUNGRY! But if money is not an object and you’re into high end gastronomic experiences, it’s worth digging this place out. Located in the middle of nowhere but convenient to a geothermal power plant, it has the minimalist Icelandic decor you...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving to Pingvellir park, searching for a place for lunch, we followed the signs to this remote, out of the way hotel and restaurant. You will not find your 1890 lunch special here, but you will find a decent burger on the menu at 3500...More

Thank Phillip N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all this restaurant is your ONLY choice. There is no where else to eat! The reason the reviews are mixed is because one night the dinner was NOT good (I want to say worse, but I don't usually do this). The lamb and...More

3  Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

This was by far the best meal I have ever eaten. I have no idea how this restaurant could ever get the mixed reviews it does. Service, atmosphere, food all top class.

Thank Jetts47
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We made a reservation for dinner as we checked in to the hotel. We had wonderful service and exceptional food! Seafood soup starters, Lamb shank and berries with Skyrfoam for dessert. Skyr is the icelandic yogurt. So good we had the same dessert the next...More

Thank Shelley P
Reviewed 31 December 2017

This restaurant is located inside the ION Adventure Hotel in Nesjavellir. The hotel was fully booked and so the restaurant was sold out, causing service to be a bit slow. But the hotel is in the middle of nowhere and we had nothing else to...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

The food was EXCELLENT. Yes, it’s expensive but not dissimilar to other places in Iceland (you kinda know going in). But the food and the service was on point during our visit.

Thank alcnyc
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate here many times during our stay and thought the food was incredible- definitely the best in the region. We are baffled by the mediocre reviews! The service was attentive and gracious, the food quality is excellent and the presentation and...More

Thank jessmiami3
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Ridiculously slow service - We waited almost 20 minutes after asking for water, and despite 2 waiters standing around chatting we finally got up and got it ourselves. That happened twice. Food came out of order, despite the waitress asking us what order we'd like...More

Thank FoodTraveler3
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Even with a reservation the service was beyond slow. Took 1.5 hours to get our entree. The servers were apologetic but the kitchen got slammed making burgers for the bar downstairs. Maybe they should rethink priorities when it comes to table service. After an hour...More

Thank LagunaGypsy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nesjavollum, Selfoss 801, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  South Region  >  Selfoss
  • Phone Number: +354 578 3720
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Silfra Restaurant is the in house restaurant at the Ion Adventure hotel in Nesjavellir. The restaurant embodies the local flavours and spirit of Iceland, offering seasonal and contemporary dishes with an emphasis on sustainable and farm-fresh ingredients from its local surroundings. The restaurant’s name derives from the Silfra rift in Lake Þingvellir. The rift is the most popular diving site in Iceland, first of all because it the crack between the American and Eurasian continent and secondly because of the magnificent visibility which isn’t found anywhere else under the same circumstances. The kitchen is lead by Sigurður Ágústsson and Þráinn Freyr Vigfússon.
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