If you’re visiting Iceland on a budget like we were when we went then dining out is likely pretty low on the list of activities. That being said it’s important to experience at least a couple of restaurants while on a trip and experience the food of a new country. We decided to explore Reykjavik for a good place our first night there. Finding something remotely affordable was no easy task. After wandering the city we came across this cute little restaurant in Reykjavik right in the harbor. It is called “Sægreifinn” which means “Seabaron” in Icelandic. And it’s a must-eat while visiting Iceland!

Seabaron Restaurant in Reykjavik

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The Restaurant 

The Seabaron is a cute little place located right in the harbor in Reykjavik. It’s a bit of a hole in the wall, small place, you order at a little counter and the find a seat. It’s cozy. Feels exactly as it should, live edge wood tables, nautical decor. They even love the littles at Sægreifinn. In 2013 they introduced the kids corner, a little nook with fun kid toys just for them to enjoy when you chow on your delish fish!

the Sægreifinn Restaurant in Reykjavik

The Menu

The menu is simple. Kabobs of fresh grilled seafood and a famous lobster bisque. The types of fish will vary from day to day since they only serve fresh locally caught fish. They may include: Trout, salmon,shrimp, cod, scallops, redfish, catfish, plaice and many, many more.

A kabob of grilled vegetables and potatoes are also available on the menu. So there are options for Vegetarians too. 

us eating at Sægreifinn Restaurant in Reykjavik

Wolf Fish

When were there we had the wolf fish in the menu. Woah! So amazing! Don’t look up the fish before eating it. It’s ugly as sin. But it’s one of the tastiest fish I have had! So so good. If it’s on the menu when you visit you have to try it! 

Wolf fish at the Sægreifinn Restaurant in Reykjavik

Hours of Operation 

Sægreifinn is open 11:30-22.00 except: 
Christmas Eve hour 11:30 am – 3 pm
Christmas day and day after Christmas hour 11:30 am – 3 pm
New years eve hour 11:30am – 4pm
New years day hour 5 pm – 10 pm

Please note that as if this writing Sægreifinn is closed due to Covid-19. Please make sure to visit the site to make sure they are open before paying them a visit.


If you are looking for a tasty Restaurant in Reykjavik to try fresh Icelandic seafood and a reasonable (for Iceland) price then the Seabaron is the place for you! We liked it so much we went back the next night too! 

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