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The Best Hot Dog In The World

Baejarins Beztu – a popular hot dog stand in central Reykjavík, Iceland, was named The Best Hot Dog Stand in Europe by The Guardian in 2006. We would argue that no trip to Reykjavik would ever be complete without a stop at Baejarins Beztu (often referred to as “BBP” by locals), Icelandish slang for, ‘the best hot dog in town.’ The line for these wieners often wraps around the block.

Located conveniently near the Reykjavik harbor, BBP has been an Icelandic staple since 1937, BBP’s hot dogs are often referred to as Iceland’s national food dish. The stand has attracted millions of tourists from around the world, including former US President Bill Clinton and Metallica frontman James Hetfield.

Kid friendly? Have you ever met a kid that didn’t love hot dogs?

The right stuff? The ingredients that make a BBP’s hot dogs special and different from others worldwide include sweet mustard, fried onions and remolaði, a mayonnaise-based sauce with sweet relish. These dogs are often ordered with, ‘the works,’ a style that includes all of the above condiments, plus ketchup and raw onions. At BBP they say, “eina með öllu”. It’s your choice to go all out or keep it simple. Either way, these hot dogs are fantastic, especially paired with Coke.

TIP:  Nothing begs for a trip to the hot dog stand like a quick stopover in Iceland, the stopover capital of the world, thanks to Icelandair.