Women’s Wear Daily
04.17.2014
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Iceland Cometh

The land on lava heats up.

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WHERE TO EAT & SLEEP

Exotic game such as reindeer, smoked puffin, wild goose and deep-sea delicacies are among the ingredients making up what Icelanders here are calling New Nordic Cuisine. Iceland’s culinary adage boasts, “Sustainable Iceland since 874.”

“We have access to rare natural produce and a creative way of preparing dishes,” says Gunnar Karl Gíslason, executive chef at VOX Reykjavík, located in the Nordica Hotel in Reykjavík. High-end restaurants have been cropping up around the capital. Fish Market, built in an old wooden house; Glo, and “O” Restaurant are among the latest additions to the Icelandic restaurant flora. Iceland’s cultural center, the Nordic House, which was designed by architect Alvar Aalto, and Boston are ideal lunch spots.

For sleeping, Hotel 101 has views of the ocean and snow-capped mountains, plus it boasts the city’s trendiest bar and restaurant downstairs. Traditionalists should head to Hotel Borg which, when it opened in the Thirties, was Reykjavík’s first hotel.


MUSIC


Hans Johannsson
Ingólfsstraeti 10
+354.551.5958

12 tónar
Skolavordustig 15
+354.511.5656

Bad Taste Limited, known as Smekkleysa in Icelandic
Laugavegur 59
+354.534.3730

 

FASHION

Steinunn
Laugavegur 40
+354.588.8849

Rokk og Rósir
Laugavegur 32, 101 Reykjavík
+354.551.5656

Sputnik
Laugavegur 28B
+354.561.7060

Kisan
Laugavegur 7
+354.561.6262

Kraum Icelandic Design
Adalstraeti 10
+354.517.7797

Dead
Laugavegur 29
+354.551.6801

Kron Kron
kronkron.com

Belleville
Laugavegur 55
+354.534.9790


EATING AND SLEEPING

Kaffibarinn
Bergstadastraeti 1
+354.551.1588

Boston
Laugavegur 28

VOX Reykjavík
Nordica Hotel
Sudurlandsbraut 2
Tel: +354.444.5050

Fish Market
Adalstræti 12
+354.578.8877

Hotel Odinsve
Thorsgata 1
+354.511.6677

“O” Restaurant
Hotel Odinsve, Porsgata 1
+354.511.6200

101 Hotel

Hverfisgata 10
+354.580.0101

Hotel Borg
Pósthússtraeti 11 +354.551.1440


ART

Gallery Turpentine
Ingólfsstraeti 5
+354.551.0707

101 Gallery
Hverfisgata 18a
+354.511.6999

i8 gallery
Klapparstígur 33
+354.551.3666


 
 

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