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Pakkhus Restaurant

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€€ - €€€
Scandinavian, Seafood, European, Soups, International
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Krosseyjarvegur 3 | by the harbour, Hofn 780, Iceland
+354 478 2280
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful spot. An old barn converted into a restaurant. Both lobster dishes we had were wonderful as was the kefyr desert. The spot had nice harbor views and fantastic service.

Thank Ermela K
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely restaurant, might be pricey, but the experience was well worth it. Attentive staff, even with a Christmas party going on downstairs. The meal was superb.

Thank Carol C
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is seriously good, local food. Well prepared and presented by exceptional staff - so local in fact, my langoustine came off the boat outside that morning - we could see it through the window! As you may have guessed, I had the langoustine bisque followed by the lamb and both were delicious and are highly recommended. A good selection... More 

Thank edbroo
Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best for me - The Best for my husband! When we visited, they only had the 3-course meal available, so we ordered that. The langoustine soup came with 2 slices of bread, and a generous dollop of butter. The soup was packed with flavour and is arguably the best soup I've ever tasted! Generous chunks of langoustine... More 

Thank Audrey_KWC
Santorini, Greece
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65 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service started right from the door. Was greeted and welcomed, shown to our table which poses a great view out to the harbour. We had the langoustine in cream sauce, lobster pizza and a starter of duck and smoked lamb. The food was really fresh and the ambience of the restaurant was cozy and warm. A great place to dine... More 

Thank victoriatravel86
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had one of the best meals in my life. in a rustic harbor restaurant serving authentic cuisine: lobster soup, lobster grilled tail and for dessert Volcanic skyer (the surprise of the night). Yes it's expensive, yes worthwhile!

Thank Sary L
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After driving for 15 hours all over Iceland, we finally made it to our Hostel in Hofn late, cold, wet and HUNGRY. Our host at our Hostel recommended a few choices for us but made a emphasis on Pakkhus. We took her advice and never looked back. the environment was welcoming and warm. the food was delicious. the beer was... More 

Thank seanleahy275
Miami, Florida
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425 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We Myvatn around 7am and drove to Hohn, almost 500km, with a puffin stop at Borgarfjordur eystri in eastern Iceland along the way. We eventually arrived in Hohn around 6pm. Tired and hungry we started looking for a restaurant. There were several by the docks, which looked good, but were expensive even by Iceland standards. One restaurant, Pakkhus, was busy,... More 

Thank CliffKol
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I'll be honest, I don't think I like most Icelandic food...but the fresh seafood in Hofn was the best food we've eaten all year ANYWHERE. It's Iceland, so it's very expensive, but it was so good I would recommend you do what it takes to afford eating the day's catch of Langoustine lobster (their boat sits right outside of the... More 

Thank DavidCriswell
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This was one of the best meals we had in Iceland. We ordered the smoked rainbow trout as a starter, and the langoustine baked in cream and lamb filet as mains. All three were delicious. Based on the server's recommendation we had the Skyr Volcano mousse for dessert. It's a light mousse served with berries and a meringue made with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$41
Scandinavian, Seafood, European, Soups, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Krosseyjarvegur 3 | by the harbour, Hofn 780, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  East Region  >  Hofn
  • Phone Number: +354 478 2280
Open all year round. 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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?