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Hangikjöt and Subway

Just ten years ago, only six hotel restaurants were open in the capital region on New Year’s Eve. Now, you can choose from 27 restaurants.

hangikjot-december25_esaHangikjöt is the best Icelandic dish to try on Christmas or New Year’s Eve. Photo: Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir/Iceland Review.

No fast food restaurants are open, so forget about Subway or hot dogs on that night. You should, if you can, taste hangikjöt (smoked lamb), a delicacy which has been on our dinner tables at this time of year through the centuries.

But you should make a reservation with so few restaurants open. Otherwise you could end up eating snow, on the last day of the year.

A record number of foreign tourists are visiting Iceland to celebrate the New Year this year.

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