Top things to do in Höfn

Top Choice Icelandic in Höfn


Hats off to a menu that tells you the name of the boat that delivers its star produce. In a stylish harbourside warehouse, Pakkhús offers a level of kitchen creativity you don’t often find in rural Iceland. First-cl…
Top Choice Icelandic in Höfn


Humarhöfnin offers ‘Gastronomy Langoustine’ in a cute, cheerfully Frenchified space with great attention to detail: chequerboard tiled floor and herb pots on the windowsills. Mains that centre on pincer-waving critt…
Icelandic in Höfn

Otto Matur & Drykkur

A new incarnation for the oldest house in Höfn (dating from 1897) has turned it into an elegant space high on Nordic style. The small menu spotlights fresh local produce – langoustine is here, of course, as well as …
Fast Food in Höfn


A fabulous relic, this tiny old-school diner has a cheap-and-cheerful vibe, big breakfasts, a menu of fast-food favourites (hot dogs, burgers, toasted sandwiches) and a fine langoustine baguette – for the (relative)…
Food & Drink in Höfn


Every year in late June or early July, Höfn’s langoustine festival honours this tasty crustacean, hauled to shore in abundance by the local fishing fleet. There’s usually a fun fair, dancing, music, lots of alcohol …
Icelandic in Höfn


The fresh-faced restaurant at Hótel Höfn is open year-round and offers a creative menu that sings with fine local ingredients. It ranges from pearl-barley salads to langoustine pizzas by way of beef burgers and salm…
Pizza in Höfn

Íshúsið Pizzeria

In an elevated position by the harbour, the family-friendly Ice House doles out thin-crust, stone-baked pizzas with crowd-pleasing toppings, from Hawaiian to the 'lobster festival'.
Icelandic in Höfn

Kaffi Hornið

This log-cabin affair is an unpretentious bar and restaurant. The atmosphere here is less polished than at fellow Höfn restaurants Humarhöfnin and Pakkhús, and the cheaper langoustine dishes are more varied (salad, …
Notable Building in Höfn


The 1864 warehouse that once served as the regional folk museum has been moved from the outskirts of town to a prime position on the Höfn harbourfront. It's been refurbished to serve as the town's visitor centre, wi…
Supermarket in Höfn


Supermarket (with bakery) in the central Miðbær shopping centre. Stock up – in either direction, it's miles to the next grocery selection. The bakery sells ready-made meals such as sandwiches and salads. There's an …