Restaurants in Höfn

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. It is just 45 minutes drive from Glacier Adventures base camp. In Höfn you will find many excellent restaurants.
The name Höfn means harbor. Höfn is surrounded by the ocean on 3 sides.
Aerial view of Höfn with mountains in background

Höfn also has a stunning view over mountains and many of Vatnajökull outlet glaciers.

Snow cowered mountains



Pakkhús – Restaurant by the harbor

Pakkhús is a restaurant by the harbour and it is located beside the information centre in town. The menu emphasises 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.

Pakkhús restaurant Höfn Iceland


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, located near the harbour. 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.

Íshúsið Pizzeria Restaurant

Íshúsið Pizzeria


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. On the top floor they have tables for 30 persons. Or if you like some privacy they have the Boardroom seating for approximately 12 persons.

Humarhöfnin langoustine restaurant


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.

Lobster Pizza Iceland Restaurant

Z Bistro – Lobster Pizza     


Kaffi Hornið brings the best local ingredients to the table. Right on Höfn’s main road sits Kaffi Hornið. There you can find seafood brought straight from sea to the table. Tempting dishes from filling plates of lamb to salads topped with chicken or lobster. Soup served daily with homemade bread and a salad bar is open for guests who want a small but filling lunch.
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, founded in the year 1966 is one of the better-established hotels in Höfn. Outside of the hotel there is breathtaking view over the glaciers and mountains.
The dining room on the second floor can seat around 100 people and restaurant Ósinn can seat up to 50. They emphasise using local and high quality Icelandic raw food. Offering wide range of dishes, from local langoustine to pasta and vegetarian dishes. You can see their menu here.

Hótel Höfn – Ósinn restaurant


Hafnarbúðin is a cheerful small old-school diner. Offering a menu of fast-food favourites with a local twist. Like lobster baguettes, fish and chips, sandwiches and hot dogs. Do not miss the burgers named after a local fisherman. There is a special breakfast menu in the morning. Offering classic dishes as well as local favourites and some coffee of cause. Cheap food right by the harbour.


If you are heading to Höfn and you visit any of the restaurants we hope you will be super happy.

We also have a very nice restaurant at our meeting point.

Team Glacier Adventure