Best Locally Made Ice Cream found in a Barn in the South of Iceland

At least one of us has a passion for great ice cream. It has been a bit of a golden era for us then since a few great ice cream and gelato parlors have recently opened their doors here in our hometown of Reykjavik.
We recommend Valdís and Paradís.

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Out in the country pickings have been slim for us ice cream lovers. You can get a great vanilla ice cream in Akureyri obviously and some 20Km from Akureyri there is a farm which sells locally made ice cream and sorbets called Holtsel.

Efsti Dalur farm.
Efsti Dalur farm.

If you are traveling in the South of Iceland all you ice cream fanatics have to check out the farm at Efsti Dalur.Me and the wife found this place when we were driving around the area the other day. Efsti Dalur  farm produces its own ice cream from the milk of the cows at the farm. You can actually watch said cows doing their thing while you enjoy your ice cream since the restaurant is in the same building as the barn and the cows are visible through large windows. They also make the waffle cones themselves and results are quite tasty.

There is nothing better than ice cream!
There is nothing better than ice cream!

Efsti Dalur is a perfect destination for those traveling in Iceland with children. They can get great ice cream, watch the cows do their thing and even pet the calves there.

These are cows busy making milk for my ice cream.
These are cows busy making milk for my ice cream.

Efsti Dalur is many things. It is an ice cream parlor, a restaurant, a fully working farm and hotel. It has a menu featuring locally produced beef. We love this sort of stuff but unfortunately we didn´t have the time to taste the steak or the burgers there. This will be remedied in October since the wife has promised me to take me there for my birthday. Hurray!

Nearby attractions include:

How to get there

From Reykjavik drive on highway 1 to the South of Iceland. Turn on road 35 and proceed to road 37 until you reach Efsti Dalur

The sign for Efsti Dalur.
The sign for Efsti Dalur.

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Best Locally Made Ice Cream found in a Barn in the South of Iceland

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