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The Viking Village Restaurant

Strandgata 55, Hafnarfjordur, Reykjavik, Iceland
+ 354 565 1213
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Price range: $12 - $54
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We came here as part of a deal with horseriding. The food was very average, very touristy and not something we would do again, especially as we were still wet from the horseriding. The entertainer was quite funny but gimmicky.

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Bristol
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Highly themed Viking restaurant-wood carvings etc. Quiet when we visited and that was on a Friday night.Food is authentic-If you want to try the mixed starters including shark,whale,puffin,smoked lamb and a black death liqueur, etc this is the place for you. We had for the main course the singed half sheeps head-Go on give it a go-They also do 'normal'... More

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Worthing, West Sussex, England
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I went here just to have photos taken as a tourist but decided I wanted to taste authentic Icelandic cuisine. I had lobster soup, Lobster,and tagliatelle with mushroom and cream and yoghurt for dessert. I was happy I tried it all and was impressed with the presentation and the taste. It is a bit expensive, but I didn't mind paying... More

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University Heights, Ohio
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149 reviews 149 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The food was amazing! Started out with great soup and then on to a full leg of lamb, followed by dessert of ice cream and Icelandic yoghurt. The entertainment was fun!

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NJ, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Iceland was settled by vikings, and they are very proud of their heritagw, which I thought showed at this restaurant. Being able to walk around and look at all the viking paraphernalia was awesome. The fish and chips were fabulous, the meat soup incredible, as was the steak with peppercorn sauce, which you could have cut with a fork. Freya,... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Don't be put off by the whole Viking theme thing. Some people may see it as a gimmicky kind of place but the food and service was spot on.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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369 reviews 369 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
406 helpful votes 406 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I don't car if it may be corny. It is FUN!! And that is the point! Eating out in Iceland is expensive in general, although buying supermarket food is more reasonable. So this was no exception. However, I really enjoyed this meal and found the food to be a bit healthier than options at other places. The menu was on... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Pricey but fun and delicious dinner. Lobster soup was delicious, fish of the day with vegetables and a potato simple but satisfying. What made the meal so fun, though, were the hilariously campy (at least my interpretation) Viking costumes on the servers and staff, the over-done Viking decor, the decent roaming musicians.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Went with our three children on a Sunday night. We were seated in the back of the restaurant by the bar away from the stage because they were expecting a tour bus. Not much happened until the tour bus got there and then we were sort of forgotten by the servers. The menu prices were very expensive and when the... More

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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271 reviews 271 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I wouldn't necessarily recommend coming here for the food, but it is a very good option for large groups. The Viking kitsch is almost overwhelming. A lot of wood, dark wood, fish tanks which I thought was truly bizarre in the scheme and theme of things, Viking "stuff" and collections everywhere. It's worth a stop to see it all, and... More

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