Hótel Hamar has bragging rights to the area's best restaurant (main courses 2,800kr-5,500kr/$45-$88/£22-£44; AE, DC, MC, V; daily 11:30am-9pm; reservations recommended in summer), with a menu specializing in fish, lamb, and local produce. Grilled salmon and Italian-style bacalao are standbys, and the course of the day -- steamed mussels in a white wine and tomato sauce, perhaps -- at 2,900kr ($46/£23), is a relative bargain.

Other places to consider are Ensku Húsin (tel. 437-1725; daily menu 3,300kr/$53/£26; June-Aug 7-9pm) for a home-cooked set menu, or Mótel Venus (tel. 437-2345; main courses 1,200kr-2,500kr/$19-$40/£10-£20; June-Aug daily noon-10pm, Sept-May 5-9:30pm) for a casual meal of pizza, fish, or lamb.  There’s also Ljómalind market (tel. 437-1400), near the N1 station, which sells farm products from a women’s cooperative, a good place to load up on smoked meats and skyr desserts as well as local handicrafts.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.