South Iceland

The western part of South Iceland is in many ways Iceland's agricultural heartland, and hosts many traditional Icelandic farms with sheep, cattle, horses, and other animals. It's one of the main dairy producing regions of the country, producing most of the milk consumed in the capital region. Further east, aquaculture and fresh-water fishing plays an important role. Arctic char from Kirkjub├Žjarklaustur is known in Iceland as a delicacy. Also worth mentioning is the farm ├×orvaldseyri (, the only place where wheat is grown in Iceland. You can buy it straight from the farmer.

Awareness of the value of local produce is increasing, and farmers markets are becoming ever more common in South Iceland. You should also ask in restaurants whether they have some local specialties, chances are that they do.

Fjorubordid Restaurant
Eyrarbraut 3A, Stokkseyri 825
+354 483 1550
Daily 12 to 9 p.m.
On the coastal side of the highway in Stokkseyri

Famous for lobster and lobster soup.