Our guests often ask us what restaurants we recommend in Höfn. We have listed them all up for you.
Höfn is a small fishing town in south-east Iceland, only 45 minutes drive from Hali. Although it´s a small town it has many excellent restaurants.
The name Höfn means harbor. Höfn is surrounded by the ocean on 3 sides.
Höfn also has a stunning view over mountains and many of Vatnajökull outlet glaciers.
Pakkhús – Restaurant by the harbor
Pakkhús is a restaurant overlooking the harbor and it´s located just beside the information center in town. The menu emphasizes local ingredients from the area around the Vatnajökull Region.
On the 2nd floor is the restaurant which takes 60-100 people seating. On the 1st floor, there is a comfortable waiting area and a bar.
On the menu are local ingredients like langoustine, langoustine soup, lamb, salted cod, duck & pork, and langoustine pizza. See the menu here.
Íshúsið Pizzeria – By the harbor
Íshúsið Pizzeria is located near the harbor. The pizzeria emphasizes on thin stone-baked pizzas using high-quality ingredients.
Íshúsið offers all the best that Höfn has to offer, hospitality, delicious food and nice atmosphere in a beautiful surrounding. See the menu here.
Humarhöfnin – Gastronomy Langoustine
Humarhöfnin offer service to both groups and individuals. On the ground floor, they have tables for 60 persons in an open spacious room and on the top floor they have room for 30 persons or if you like some privacy they have the Boardroom seating for approximately 12 persons.
Humarhöfnin specializes in courses made from local food but with the main emphasis on lobster/langoustine. See the menu here.
Z-Bistro is a restaurant in a walking distance from the harbor. They offer breakfast from 08:00-10:00, lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee. On the menu, they have pizzas, lobster, burgers, fish, and steaks. They also have a children’s menu.
Kaffi Hornið brings the best local ingredients to the table right on Höfn’s main road sits Kaffi Hornið, where you can find seafood brought straight from sea to the table and a tempting selection of dishes from filling plates of lamb to salads topped with chicken or lobster. Soup is served daily with homemade bread and a salad bar is open for guests who want a small but filling lunch.
The menu is large, with seafood and local specialties like lamb and beef featuring prominently, although vegetarians are not left out as a dish of pan-fried chickpea cutlets remain one of the more popular dishes. This restaurant and café, with airy cathedral ceilings and ample seating for guests, has been successful since opening in 1999, alternating as a restaurant, cafe, and bar.
Hótel Höfn – Ósinn restaurant
Hótel Höfn was founded in the year 1966 and is one of the better-established hotels in the country with a breathtaking view over the magnificent glaciers, the circle of mountains and the fjord.
The dining room on the second floor can seat around 100 people and restaurant Ósinn can seat up to 50. They emphasize using local and high quality Icelandic raw material in our wide range of dishes that vary from local langoustine dishes to pasta and vegetarian dishes.
You can see their menu here.
Hafnarbúðin is a cheerful small old-school diner, offering a menu of fast-food favorites with a local twist. Like lobster baguettes, fish and chips, sandwiches, hot dogs and burgers named after a local fisherman. There is a special breakfast menu in the morning offering classic dishes as well as local favorites and some coffee of cause. Cheap food right by the harbor.
If you are heading to Höfn and you visit any of the restaurants we hope you will be super happy.
Team Glacier Adventure