Iceland: Pylsuhusid Hot Dog House

After our morning jaunt to Braud & Co, CV, CL, T, and I took a mini roadtrip to Holmasel, about 75 minutes outside of Reykjavik.  Why?  So that we could sit on a hot pink "sled" with wheels and be pulled by a team of dogs:


Yup.  That happened.  While we were disappointed that there wasn't enough snow to actually go sledding (who knew it would be the hottest winter Iceland has seen in over 100 years?), we still got a kick out of watching the dogs run...and poop while running (according to our guide, some dogs are better at it than others).

DK didn't join us because he wasn't interested.  Well, he missed out.  After our hour-long sled ride, we got to love on 60 doggies in their kennels:


We met up with DK back in Reykjavik, where he'd spent all day trying out different coffee shops and hanging out with locals at the Lebowski Bar.  We girls tried to take bets on how many coffees and how many drinks he had while we were gone. 

None of us were even close.  He drank 5 coffees and 5 alcoholic beverages.  That man is a beast.

DK had already eaten, but the rest of us hadn't.  We weren't sure what we were in the mood for.  While everyone was figuring it out, I didn't want to leave Reykjavik without having another hot dog.  Instead of going back to the famous Baejarins Beztu Pylsur, we decided to try somewhere new.

Pylsuhusid Hot Dog House is literally a box in the middle of a square: 


We could have opted for a chili dog or a bacon dog, but T, DK, and I really just wanted a straight Icelandic dog (470 ISK or around $4.70):


All the ingredients were the same, so how did it compare?  I only noticed two differences: 1) The bun was toasted at Pylsuhusid and 2) the dog at Baejarins Beztu Pylsur was...lamb-ier (I know that's not a word, but it really should be). 

As for my final verdict...drumroll, please!

Badumbadumbadumbadumbadumbadumbadumbadum....Baejarins Beztu Pylsur! 

I care less about buns and more about sausages.  Lambiness will always win in my book.

Just to be clear, this only reflects my opinion about the plain, old Icelandic hot dog.  Nothing else. 

If you like options, Pylsuhusid is the place for you.  The menu at Pylsuhusid is more extensive than that of Baejarins Beztu Pylsur.  While Baejarins Beztu Pylsur only offers one type of hot dog, there are more dog options at Pylsuhusid.  You can also get ice cream if you are so inclined.

However, if you're only looking for the basic Icelandic dog, Baejarins Beztu Pylsur is my pick.


Pylsuhusid Hot Dog House
Ingolfstorg Square, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 842 2800

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