Is it common to have ice cream in Iceland since it is so close to the North Pole and the climate seems pretty chill all year around? Are there any must-go ice cream places to recommend?
I highly recommend Valdís ice cream shop.It is really unforgettable memory for me,the taste very unique and yummy,especially cherry is my favorite，but this one not often in shop,others also delicious,there is also sale some low calorie ice cream,the taste still good.and this shop very popular in local,lots of people crowd in this shop and waiting ice cream in queue,so this shop is best one in my mind.
Valdís ice cream shop in Grandi area by the harbour in Reykjavík is fantastic and with a good selection of Italian style gelato ice creams, the selection changes daily.
Joylato is also a great choice, and is more central (close to Hallgrímskirkja church). They use liquid nitrogen to make their ice-cream.
You can also get more traditional soft-ice cream at Ísbúð Vesturbæjar (West Town Ice Cream Shop). It’s right next to the swimming pool in the west part of Reykjavík, Vesturbæjarlaug, and it’s a great combo to go swimming first and have an ice cream afterwards!
Icelanders are weird, and eat Ice cream whenever they can, regardless the weather Valdís on Grandi is awesome (I love the salted caramel and peanuts icecream, and the cinnamon biscuits one) - and then the ‘old styled’ ice cream you can get at Ísbúð Vesturbæjar and Brynja (in Akureyri). There’s a lot of soft serve ice cream, and it’s more popular than the regular scoop type.
One thing they do is a flurry like think (been around for aaaages) where you pick different sorts of things to add into your ice cream. I like mine with strawberries, coconut marshmallow, mars bars and daim It’s called Bragðarefur
I will highly recommend Valdís, the best ice cream in Reykjavik in my mind! They have almost 20 flavours everyday and often create new flavours.
Brynjuís in Akureyri of North Iceland also can be thought the best ice cream in Iceland. I like the soft ice cream most and it tastes really creamy.
Valdis Valdis Valdis.
You won’t regret it.
Valdis for sure ! Best ice creams in town !
If you are allergic to milk, I also recommend Joylato : you can choose coconut base instead of cow milk !
Valdis also has vegan choices. Usually 6 vegan flavors everyday.
They are on the right hand side (when facing the ice cream fridge) and the vegan flavors are marked with a (v) in the end.
But the vanilla- caramel and peanuts is totally the best!
I have a new favourite in town, Ísleifur heppni inside Hlemmur Food Hall! They use liquid nitrogen so the ice cream is really creamy and nice. Also lots of great food to be had inside the Food Hall if you need something tasty before your ice cream
Check out http://www.hlemmurmatholl.is/english/
If you have a car in Reykjavík, I would highly recommend Brynjuís in Kópavogur or if you’re in Akureyri, they also have a shop there!
They have so many flavours and topping and their ice cream is so tasty! They also have a great selection of vegan ice creams which is a rare treat!
Here is a link to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Brynjuis/
If you’re around in the downtown on foot then I would recommend Vesturbæjarís which is right next to the swimming pool (my favourite pool in the city). Icelanders are crazy for ice-cream. Try a ‘bragðarefur’ which literally translates to ‘tasty fox’! This a genius creation where you get your choice of ice-cream and then 3 toppings - this can be fruit, nuts, Mars/Snickers/Daim chunks, liquorice, basically anything you can think of. This all then gets mixed together to serve you a wonderful treat! Portions are big too so I would always be wary about getting anything larger than a medium!