The Best Hot Dog in Iceland

Hot Dog (Pylsur) Stand in Reykjavik, Iceland

Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur is basically a Reykjavik landmark. It’s been around since 1937, and it’s so important that Google maps has its name on the map along with other important things like the concert hall and the parliament. In case you didn’t know, Iceland has a reputation for fantastic pylsur (hot dogs), and Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur (yes that middle word is exactly what it sounds like) is the pinnacle of the art form.  This stand is pretty busy during the day, but if you think it tastes good in the daytime, then you should try Bæjarins pylsa at 3am on a Friday night/Saturday morning after getting your party on (I do not speak here from experience, but just from seeing the huge lines at the stand anytime I pass by late at night on the weekend). If you go, get one with “everything.” This includes fried onions and a bunch of scrumptious sauces that resemble mustard.

[This photo is a scan of an unedited film shot taken by me with a Canon EOS Rebel 2000.]

9 thoughts on “The Best Hot Dog in Iceland

  1. I remember going there with my wife after a long bicycle ride out along the water and around Reykjavik on our last day in Iceland. We’d read about the hot dogs there and braved the long line to get one with everything. It was awesome!

  2. We went there early in the evening and there was no queue at all! All the luck in the world must have been with us – we got one with everything, of course! Wonderful 🙂

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