Slippurinn is known for its vibrant atmosphere and considered by many one of the most interesting restaurant in Iceland, where quality local ingredients are used creatively to create a unique dining experience.
Slippurinn (The Ship Yard) is a family run eatery located in a former machine workshop by the harbor of Westman Islands. The eatery offers a beautiful view of Heimaklettur, the island‘s landmark mountain and is only 2 minutes walk from the ferry.
The highly ambitious kitchen, run by chef Gísli Matthías Auðunsson, serves the freshest catch from the sea around the island and has outstanding meat dishes as well. The cuisine could be classified as new nordic and aims at making carefully crafted dishes for the casual setting of the eatery. The bar makes its own seasonal cocktails using locally grown ingredients and in general there are at least 20 different Icelandic beers on the menu.
Since it´s opening in 2012, Slippurinn has become one of the most popular and acclaimed restaurant on the south coast of Iceland. It is open every day from May to September.
- 19.June 2017
The Folk Museum of Vestmannaeyjar is a new museum built on old traditions. In addition to the many artifacts housed there, today’s technology gives the history and culture a new dimension. While the adults are learning about the stories of fishing, cliff hunting, the Eldfell eruption of 1973, and the Algerian pirate raid of 1627, the children can dress themselves in pirate costumes and search for hidden treasure in the pirate cave.
- 2.June 2017
The puffins are here!
In Vestmannaeyjar you have a great opportunity to see life puffins flying around the mountains and sitting in the cliffs.
- 19.May 2016
This coming weekend, May 20– 21, Háaloftið will be hosting a large music celebration. Alongside this various restaurants in Vestmannaeyjar will be offering special three course menus and museums will also be hosting some musical events.