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Open all year round except for christmas time. Pakkhus Restaurant is located by the harbour of Höfn. The menu offers variety of local food from the surrounding environment like lamb, fish, lobster (langoustine) and many other choices.
PRICE RANGE
US$16 - US$41
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Scandinavian, Seafood, European, International
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed November 23, 2022 via mobile

A real find …absolutely fabulous food and in a great position near the harbour. We had great service from Una - she was friendly and gave good advice regarding the choice of dishes and drinks.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 25, 2022 via mobile

The food here was amazing and the staff was super friendly and helpful. It was a great meal after traveling all day.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 16, 2022 via mobile

Great food in an amazing and nice wooden house. Personnel was very kind, no reservation needed. We had fish and it was very very fresh, the prawns were delicious and the vegan options are delicious as well. Vegan ice cream was a great surprise, very...tasty.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 10, 2022

Wanted to do dinner, but the wait was over an hour. Lunch the following day was much quieter. The staff is very friendly, the menu is very nice, but you come here for the langoustines, which are out of this world! A must in Hofn!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 5, 2022

Very nice Polish servers. Very creative and interesting presentations on all plates. Three different Langoustine dishes.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 3, 2022

We had dinner with friends here and everything was delicious. We all had the cod entrees, and shared the volcano dessert. The atmosphere was great and it was nice having a harbor view upstairs as well. The staff was super friendly too. Parking is a...little tricky, but there was a free public lot across the street.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 24, 2022 via mobile

Known for their langoustine dishes and the reputation is well deserved. We drove 3 hrs round trip and felt it was worth the commute. We had the langoustine soup, entree, and cream dish. Our fav was the langoustine cream entree. They have the most tender...langoustine we have ever eaten. Great flavor, good portions. Soup came with bread and both entrees came with potatoes and small salad. Total cost was about $130. They do not take reservations. Slow time is about 3-5. After 6 pm you will be waiting. Parking area is small.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 18, 2022

We ate lobster, local fish, and vegan terrine at the Pakkhus. Nice decor. It's packed, so either get there early or be prepared to wait downstairs in the bar area. They were out of sheep dung whiskey, which made us sad! We ordered an alternative...and the pour was insanely small. However, the atmosphere and our attentive server made up for the small pour. Probably the best service we had in Iceland.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed September 16, 2022 via mobile

We got the feta appetizer, oven roasted langoustine, cream langoustine and liquorice creme brulee. Everything was delicious. The feta was divine, wrapped in pfillo dough and baked, it had so much flavor and was perfectly melted. The cream sauce was more like melted butter with...a splash of cream rather than a bechamel cream sauce. Both mains came with potatoes and salad. The creme brulee was delicious and the liquorice flavor was well balanced and not at all overpowering. I would definitely come back here again. Just beware it is an extremely popular spot so be prepared to wait. They have a large comfortable waiting area with a bar so even the wait was pleasantMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 7, 2022

The food and service was top notch. The salmon was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. My favourite meal during my 14 day visit.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 7, 2022 via mobile

The restaurant is very beautiful and the food is amazing. We ordered the lobster soup that was excellent. The salmon and the lamb was also very very good. Same for the volcano desert. The food quality is excellent but also the work of the cook!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 1, 2022 via mobile

What a find. Having read many great reviews we decided to give it a try and we weren’t disappointed. Friendly and welcoming staff and excellent food. I can recommend both the lobster and Langoustines.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 24, 2022 via mobile

A special dinner in August 22. Fresh local food very tasty and well presented. Very nice location in front of the sea and professional staff. To try!!!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 21, 2022

We ordered the lamb, salmon, and the veggie pie, and everything was top notch. Place is expensive, but you don’t mind when the food is of this quality and the portions were good sized too. We also ordered 3 of their deserts - and presentation...and quality of those too were exceptional. Restaurant does get busy, so be prepared to wait if you come around 8.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 15, 2022

We drove 30 km back and forth from our hotel, and it was what we expected. The ambience is very good, the fish very tasty. After many icelandic restaurants where the taste of fish was covered by huge amounts of cream or other useless sauces...or ingredients, this was not the case.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Response from Exit52 | Reviewed this property |
Our dinner for two came to 11,950 ISK, which converted to $151 Canadian.
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Response from Pakkhus R | Property representative |
We do have a vegan main course and a vegan dessert.
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Pakkhus Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5