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Adalstraeti 3, Akureyri 600, Iceland
+354 462 4478
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

nothing out of the ordinary. soft serve ice cream in a cone. The ice cream was creamy. I felt there was some kind of musky smell when I entered the place. but maybe it was only that day. nice for a simple dessert but nothing to go out of your way to get.

Thank Evelyn K
Atlanta, Georgia
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93 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

In a place with some incredible ice cream this place served only soft ice cream. Not sure why all the fuss??? Half liter of ice cream was almost 9$

Thank SadieAtlantaGa831
Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Best soft serve I've ever had. I mixed in 3 different candies, it was like a fancy McFlurry or Blizzard! Size small was HUGE but I ate it all regardless. A bit expensive for ice cream but worth it. Friendly, efficient staff. Open late to get your sugar fix before bed.

Thank CourtenayV91
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

though the ice cream/soft serve was good, the most impressive thing here is the staff. They were incredibly helpful and patient explaining to us some of the things we weren't familiar with. We walked there from "downtown" and it was worth the effort. Great people and great dessert.

Thank jrm27
Glenelg, Australia
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I've eaten ice cream all around the world but this shop provides some of the very best. I was expecting lots of flavours, which Brynja does not offer, but the range of toppings make for a delicious dessert. It was worth a visit.

Thank Meredith W
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53 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Of course we're going to stop in for ice cream at Brynja since we heard it was the best ice cream in Iceland - we love, love, love ice cream! Delicious, generous portions, and great vanilla flavor, but more granular than creamy, The entire place was exceptionally clean; the clerk clearly enjoyed her job and helped to make our visit... More 

Thank Pi-T526
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I LOVE ice cream. I also love making ice cream. I had to stop at this place as it was listed as the best ice cream shop in Iceland. This is very watery/icey "ice cream". I hate to say it but it really is the ice cream you first make in science class in a ziploc baggy. It tasted fine,... More 

Thank Tressa S
Akureyri, Iceland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is the no 1 ice shop in Akureyri. Its not downtown but if you are coming to Akureyri you have to go there😀

Thank Clapton66
Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

the claim to worlds best ice-cream is contested between these guys and another closer to Reykjavik. The other one is better and offers much more variety than a tub of Neapolitan. This was still very good ice-cream but the title of world's best belongs to a completely different company in Denmark

Thank joe c
Paris, France
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355 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Somebody told us about this place saying that it was the best ice-cream in Iceland... So we went there yesterday and it was true! We went back today and will go back tomorrow also before our departure... The vanilla ice-cream tastes super good and it is not very sweet. It is about 5$ for a cup or a cone... and... More 

Thank Eliselev

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
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Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Adalstraeti 3, Akureyri 600, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Northeast Region  >  Akureyri
  • Phone Number: +354 462 4478

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?