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New in Town – May 2021

Sky Lagoon, photo by Sky Lagoon

Let us tell you about Reykjavík’s newest restaurants, bars, pools, and more. What is hip and happening in and around the city? In this month’s edition: Sky Lagoon, Borg29, Chickpea, and Loving Hut Vegan World Peace.

Sky Lagoon, photo: Sky Lagoon by Pursuit

Sky Lagoon


Sky Lagoon is just a ten-minute drive away from downtown Reykjavík. This geothermal lagoon is located at Kársnes Harbour in Kópavogur and offers a beautiful view over the ocean. After a busy day exploring, you can go straight to soaking and relaxing in the warm infinity pool. But those who dare, are encouraged to dip into the cold pool for a stimulation of the immune system and “a natural high,” before heading into the main lagoon. Order a drink at the swim-up bar and don’t leave without trying the Sky Body Scrub for a super soft skin.

Borg29, photo: Facebook Borg29

Borg29


There’s a new food hall in town! After the success of Hlemmur, Grandi, Höfði and Kringlan Food Halls, the Borgartún district (the city’s financial centre) now has one of its very own. The city’s food halls have proven to be popular hangouts among locals and visitors alike. Are you in the mood for a fruity acai bowl, fresh pasta, sushi and noodles, a healthy sandwich, or a greasy burger? Then look no further! You will find all these foods and more under one roof. The food hall is open every day until 22:00pm.

Chickpea, photo: Facebook Chickpea

Chickpea


Falafel street food restaurant Chickpea opened their doors a couple months ago, right in the middle of downtown Reykjavík. This family-run restaurant offers freshly baked sourdough flatbreads and pitas and combines these with different nutritious toppings, condiments, and, of course, falafel. And they have refreshing combinations on offer, their special of this week is falafel with hummus, green apples, goat cheese, and spicy strawberry jam. Yum! Speaking of spicy, try no. 3 on their menu, you won’t be disappointed!

Vegan World Peace, photo: Facebook Vegan World Peace

Vegan World Peace


Vegans and non-vegans alike are raving over Vegan World Peace, the city’s newest vegan restaurant. It’s located close to Ingólfstorg square at Adalstraeti 2. Vegan World Peace is part of the worldwide Loving Hut restaurant chain and their large menu includes veganised versions of traditional Asian dishes, next to many other options. To name a few: cheese-tofu croquettes, japchae Korean noodles, grilled vegan fish, spaghetti Bolognese, tom yum goong, and for desserts: tiramisu, panna cotta, and baked apple tart. We’re sure you will love having so much choice. The restaurant has a large seating area but is still cosy and casual.