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Gamli baukur

Hafnarstett, Husavik 640, Iceland
+354 464 2442
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“arctic char” (34 reviews)
“barley risotto” (10 reviews)
“tiramisu” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Hafnarstett, Husavik 640, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made reservations for one, as advised, for dinner. When I showed up I was seated in what I can only call the waiting staff station/bar/kitchen. There was no one else sitting in this area and between the noise coming from the kitchen and the...More

Thank Maggie S
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious fish stew here--filling and a great broth. You can't go wrong with seafood in Iceland, but this was above par! A great harborside feel to the restaurant. Fun to look at the old photos inside.

Thank StephenMichaelWilson
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We came to Husavik for the day just to explore the town but most come for whale watching. Lunch was delicious! We split the whole roasted artic char with salad, roasted potato wedges and stuffed with julienne carrots, onions, peppers & zucchini. The salad that...More

Thank Xina D
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This was a cute little place. The food was a bit mixed. I liked my soup which was cream of broccoli. and my husband liked the lamb. My son got a steak and I would not recommend it. It was tough and not flavored well.

Thank pgalaska
Reviewed 8 September 2017

​Gamli Baukar has an idyllic location right next to the harbour where most whale watching tours start. We ate here after one of these tours, and were satisfied with the service and food. We chose for an Arctic Char dish for two, and in Icelandic...More

Thank RuudP89
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

A lovely restaurant next to the harbour, apparently built from driftwood, it has a wood panelled interior and numerous nautical artefacts on the walls providing a cosy ambience. Staff were extremely welcoming and service excellent. We had the Arctic char for two, which came on...More

Thank Kazadilly
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Delicious food, cozy atmosphere...excellent service! Perfect after an early evening whale watching tour!

Thank Chrisboals
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This harborside eatery reminded me so much of Gus O'Connor's in Doolin on the west coast of Ireland because they serve the same purpose. The both provide decent eats for people who are on their way to or from a seafaring voyage like whale watching...More

2  Thank Ed_Uyeshima
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a restaurant in Husavik this is the best.. you can find. Good atmosphere inside and excellent food for a normal iceland price. If you booked the trip of the whales you get a discount of 10%.

Thank michelam414
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Kind staff and good food in a very pleasant, typical and warm restaurant, right in front of the harbor.

Thank michele w
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
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Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hafnarstett, Husavik 640, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Northeast Region  >  Husavik
  • Phone Number: +354 464 2442
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