Must-see restaurants in Southeast Iceland

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    Jón Ríki

    This fabulous farmhouse restaurant at Hólmur is something of a surprise, with funky decor, a small in-house brewery, and beautifully presented, high…

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    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…

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    Humarhöfnin offers ‘Gastronomy Langoustine’ in a cute, cheerfully Frenchified space with great attention to detail: chequerboard tiled floor and herb pots…

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    Viking Cafe

    In a wild setting under moodily Gothic Vestrahorn mountain, you’ll find this cool little outpost, where soup, coffee, waffles and cake are served.

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    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…

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    Flatey Farm & Restaurant

    At a large dairy farm, this new cafeteria-style restaurant is a decent daytime refuelling stop halfway between Jökulsárlón and Höfn – and it's where a few…

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    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…

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    Jöklasel, the base hut for Glacier Jeeps, is situated at the top of Rte F985, 840m above sea level. The cafe at Jöklasel must have the most epic views in…

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    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…

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    The liveliest place in town is this cafe-bar, which can get slammed in summer. Its tasty, wide-ranging menu offers soups, salads, pizzas and burgers – but…

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    Þórbergssetur Restaurant

    The museum at Hali, Þórbergssetur, is home to a quality cafe-restaurant where the speciality is Arctic char. It's 13km east of Jökulsárlón, and gets very…

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    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…

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    Glacier Goodies

    This food truck close to the visitor centre has a small menu of well-executed dishes made from local ingredients: lobster soup, fish and chips, baby back…

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    Warm up with lobster bisque or a lobster roll from this ace food truck. Non-lobster-lovers can opt for a hot dog.

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    Nailed It

    Karl serves up delicious fresh fish (battered cod) and chips from his spotless food truck.

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    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…

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    Supermarket (with bakery) in the central Miðbær shopping centre. Stock up – in either direction, it's miles to the next grocery selection. The bakery…

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    Visitor Centre Cafe

    A busy cafe beside the visitor centre sells coffee, grilled panini, cake and waffles, plus takeaway hiking snacks (skyr etc). Hot food (soup, dish of the…

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    Kaffi Munkar

    At the western end of town, Kaffi Munkar serves as the bright cafe-reception of Klausturhof guesthouse. Pop in for soup, spicy chicken, fish stew or …

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    Söluskálinn Freysnesi

    The petrol station opposite Hótel Skaftafell has a cafeteria serving a well-priced hot dish of the day alongside burgers and pizzas, and it sells a small…