Iceland takes a lot of pride in their hotdogs, and this place is no different. Bajarins Beztu Pulsur literally translates to, “Best Hot Dog in Town,” and it was voted 'one of the five best food stalls in Europe' in 2006 by The Guardian. After going, we know why.
The little red stand is near the Harpa Concert Hall in the old harbor of Reykjavik and is deceptively small. When we walked up, we had to double check that we were at the correct location.
Most of the time there is, apparently, a pretty long line. We went around 3:30 PM, and there were only five or six other people eating on the picnic tables in front, so I think we got lucky.
Since they opened in 1937, celebrities like Bill Clinton, Princess Diana, Anthony Bourdain, and even Elvis Presley have stopped by to try these famous hotdogs.
They only serve hot dogs, but you can choose your toppings. John got his dog with “the works” or ketchup, mustard, fried onions, raw onions, relish, and remoladi sauce. My sister and I got ours with only fried onions, raw onions, and remoladi sauce.
We each got a Coke to wash them down, and we each wished we had about three more dogs once we'd scarfed ours down. They were seriously that good.
If you are looking for a good and quick lunch or dinner in Reykjavik, you must get a dog or three from Bajarins Beztu Pulsur.