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"If you start to get a bit bored with Iceland's clean, simple dishes (seafood soup, cod, lamb), you should make a reservation at Mat Bar on Hverfisgata. The small restaurant serves (mostly) small plates that are flavor bombs cooked (largely) on an open-fire grill. Scallops are placed on an aioli. A burnt carrot dip is mixed with chilis and cashews. Baked cheese is covered with wasabi honey. Plus mustard and ponzu cover the ling. Mat Bar's space is just as colorful as its dishes. There's a black-and-white-checkered floor, green walls, and brass accents. The servers are friendly and happy to go into great detail about the food. While the cocktails definitely shouldn't be overlooked."
"Delicious food in a convenient part of the city."

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Reykjavík is the capital and largest city in Iceland. It’s also the northernmost capital in the world. The city, on the southwest coast of the island nation, is home to less than 150,000 people (that’s 60% of the total population). It’s by no means sleepy, though. It has a thriving art scene (music festivals, independent record stores, pop-up exhibits) and foodie scene (Michelin restaurants, organic wine bars, coffee culture). A grand church towers over the city. Candy-colored houses line the streets. Thermal swimming pools are gathering spots for most neighborhoods. Northern lights sightings are a real possibility (seasonally, of course). It’s also the jumping-off point for exciting adventures all around the Land of Fire and Ice. Pack for all seasons, as the weather changes frequently throughout the day--no matter what time of year it is. And be prepared to fall in love. This detailed guide includes: Places: islands, neighborhoods Stay: hotels Eat: bakeries, cafés, coffee shops, food carts & halls, ice cream, Michelin stars, restaurants Drink: beer bars, breweries, cocktail bars, wine bars Shop: beauty products, bookstores, chocolate shops, clothing boutiques, flea markets, outdoor wear, record stores, vintage clothing, wool products Do: art museums, churches, concert venues, history museums, lakes, memorials, parks, peace stones, roads, sculptures, sports venues, squares, streets Transportation: airports, bus terminals, car rentals, ferries Note: I travel to Reykjavík quite frequently, so this guide is updated often.
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