Handpicked Iceland 4+

By picky locals

Guðbjorg Gissurardottir

    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings
    • Free

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A group of picky locals have hand-picked their favorite restaurants, cafés, bars, stores, and activities that are authentic, sustainable and give you meaningful experiences while supporting local businesses.

You can look at HandPicked as your „local friend“ because we only suggest places that we would recommend to our dearest friends.

As a mission-driven company, we are dedicated to moving towards a more sustainable way of traveling and promoting local and sustainable businesses.

We plant trees in our little forest every year, print our HandPicked guide in an environmentally-friendly print shop in Iceland, and stay plastic-free when it comes to distribution.

Gigi, the founder, has published a magazine on sustainability and health since 2010, when the HandPicked concept was born in an article on restaurants using local ingredients before „local food“ was a trend!

Since then, HandPicked has branched out and grown slowly but surely.

You‘ll get over 200 recommended HandPicked places, both in Reykjavik and around Iceland.

We update the information every year. We visit our HandPicked partners as regularly as we can, dine, drink, explore, and have a good chat to make sure everything is up to standard.

We hate complicated things! The HandPicked App is super simple and fast, and there‘s no need to sign in to be able to save your favorite places etc.

We also love the „Places nearby“ feature and the map that gives you an overview of the type of places you are looking for and how to get there.

What’s New

Version 4.0

- Updated and improved design
- Favourite places
- Share a place
- Likes
- List of nearby places

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Alphabetsouprider ,

Lovely and spot on

Found the little map, and then the app. Beautiful art and wonderful recommendations. So kind to share all of your favorite spots. Everyone here has been so lovely and this is just another example of the kind and friendly Icelandic people. 🖤🖤🖤

Dagny B ,

Best app for iceland

Makes the trip so much better. Like having a local friend in Iceland

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The developer, Guðbjorg Gissurardottir, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

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