Are you ready to discover the thriving Grandi area near the Old Harbor in Reykjavík? This hidden gem has been steadily transforming over the past few years, evolving from an industrial fishing hub into a dynamic hub of food, arts, and culture. If you’re looking for an exciting day out, Grandi Harbor has a lot to offer. You can even pop by the Hidden Iceland office for a friendly chat and a cup of coffee if you are joining one of our tours!
A true gem
La Primavera recently made a triumphant return to the Icelandic restaurant scene, celebrating its 25th anniversary. Located on the first floor of the Marshall House, it offers breathtaking harbor views. La Primavera merges the culinary traditions of northern Italy with the freshest Icelandic ingredients, making it a perfect choice for date nights and special occasions.
Location: Grandagarður 20
A taste of tradition
Kaffivagninn has been serving sailors and locals since 1935, solidifying its status as one of Reykjavík’s oldest restaurants. Their meals remain packed with the finest ingredients to satisfy hearty appetites, with offerings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Location: Grandagaður 10
A slice of Napoli
Flatey Pizza is renowned for its delectable true Napoli pizzas. Their menu features ten beloved classics, as well as a weekly specialty pizza that always surprises and delights the locals.
Location: Grandagaður 11
GRANDI FOOD HALL
A culinary experience
Grandi Food Hall encourages visitors to sample various dishes from a diverse range of food stalls. Beyond food, it hosts events inspired by Reykjavík’s major festivals and holidays, such as Iceland Airwaves and the Icelandic National Day.
Location: Grandagaður 16
EXPLORING ARTS & MUSEUMS
Where art meets history
Originally, a fish meal factory built in 1948, the Marshall House has been redesigned and renovated in 2017 to house a collection of museums, including The Living Art Museum, Gallery Kling & Bang, and Studio Ólafur Elíasson, which boasts a permanent exhibition.
Location: Grandagarður 20
OMNOM CHOCOLATE FACTORY
A sweet delight
Visit the neighboring Omnom Chocolate Factory for an exquisite taste of their artisan chocolate and artisan ice creams. It’s a must-visit for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Location: Hólmaslóð 4
Soar above the land of fire and ice!
Experience Iceland from a bird’s-eye view through state-of-the-art technology and spectacular special effects. FlyOver Iceland takes you on a breathtaking journey over the country’s stunning landscapes.
Location: Fiskislóð 43
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REYKJAVÍK MARITIME MUSEUM
Exploring Iceland’s seafaring history
Another museum in that area is the Maritime Museum by the harbor that covers Iceland’s rich fishing history. Within the museum, there are seven exhibitions which display the country’s maritime history from early settlement to the late 20th century. An important part of the exhibition is the former coast guard rescue vessel Óðinn which was transformed into a museum space about the cod wards in the 1950s and 1970s, as well as telling you about their own history.
Location: Grandagarður 8
ICELANDIC LAVA SHOW
A unique experience
One of Grandi’s newer and more unique attractions, the Icelandic Lava Show, allows you to witness the spectacle of hot lava being poured over ice. It’s a captivating experience that combines entertainment with historical storytelling.
Location: Fiskislóð 73
SHOPPING FOR ICELANDIC TREASURES
A hub for Icelandic design
KIOSK is a co-op shop owned by Icelandic fashion designers. It features exclusive work from local designers like Magnea, Anita Hirlekar, Bahns, Eyglo, and Hlín Reykdal, making it a perfect place to find Icelandic fashion treasures.
Location: Grandagarður 35
Natural skincare from Iceland
Sóley’s head office is located in Grandi, where you can purchase their natural and organic skincare products, made from wild Icelandic herbs. Experience the quality used by premium hotels and spas in Iceland right in your home.
Location: Hólmaslóð 6
FARMERS MARKET AND FRIENDS
A blend of tradition and modernity
Founded by a young artist couple, Farmers Market is deeply rooted in Icelandic music and design. Their designs combine classic Nordic elements with modern chic, offering a unique shopping experience.
Location: Hólmaslóð 2