The charming Old Harbour was transformed into a dynamic neighborhood when a group of energetic individuals renovated old fishermen’s huts to revamp this historic area. Just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, the Old Harbour Area is now a hub of delicious seafood restaurants, whale and bird watching tours, stylish design boutiques, arts and crafts, souvenir and coffee shops as well as a cinema. Enjoy the view of the ocean from one of the waterfront restaurants, the boats, the bustle of a genuine working harbour and the smell of the sea. There are a number of good restaurants in the area, the newest being Caruso Harbor, offering a delightful mix of Italian and Mediterrranean cuisine with a view of the working harbour. Next door is Kopar, which focuses on creative dishes using Icelandic ingredients. Iceland’s original burger joint, Hamborgarabúllan, is a favourite place for locals to grab a quick bite. Raw on the inside, this popular place is housed in the iconic rounded building on a street called Burgerjoint at the start of the whale watching pier. Further up the road is the friendly Forréttabarinn, a great place to go for pre-dinner drinks or a great meal.
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