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Pakkhus Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Scandinavian, Seafood, European, Soups, International
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Krosseyjarvegur 3 | by the harbour, Hofn 780, Iceland
+354 478 2280
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Frome, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just brilliant from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. The staff were friendly, yet polite. The food was excellent. The restaurant was full of character and had a great atmosphere. The price was mid range for Iceland - but worth every Krona. I opted for a 3 course special which was delicious. Lobster is a specialty here... More 

Thank NeilLanning
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In the winter they stop serving at 9 pm. We walked in at 8:58 not knowing this but we're happily seated and served. We ordered a soup and a pizza to make things easy. Staff seemed in no rush to boot us or any of the other few tables hanging out. Both dishes were delicious. Beware the restaurant is not... More 

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As advised by locals, we decided to stop at Pakkhus Restaurant and had the chance to try their excellent food: all the ingredients were fresh & tasty, the presentation was delicate and the service nice. We especially enjoyed the cosy atmosphere of this old wood restaurant established in the 1930's. We recommend if you like fine dining.

Thank PH C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The langoustine was a good as everyone said and all other dishes equally high quality and delicious Warm and efficient service, lovely cosy atmosphere, great location by the harbour. Not cheap but worth it!

Thank Petra H
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to wait a bit, but it was so worth it. I tend to over order, which I did, and we ate it all! The ambiance is great, and the view of the boat/ship that brought in your food that day from the window was a nice added touch.

Thank neeners774
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was truly my best meal in Iceland! Everyone should try this out! Yummylicious! Wish i could revisit but I had to leave Hofn the next morning!

Thank azimriaz
The Netherlands
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with two friends. We had everything. Duck, lamb (delicious!), langoustines and the lovely lava pop rock desert. Best dinner of the whole Iceland trip! <3

Thank wwwanchi
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I both had the lobster in cream sauce. It was delicious, the service was great and we cleaned our plates. There was bread that came with the meal that we dipped in the remaining sauce and it was AMAZING. One of the best meals we have ever eaten at a restaurant. It ended up being about $130... More 

Thank EmeraldH
Oxford, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

All restaurants cost a small fortune in Iceland so if you're going to crush your purse, you might as well do it at Pakkhus. The restaurant has been converted from an old warehouse and boasts character. Situated right on the dock, the fishing boat that catches the restaurants seafood is visible from the window - pretty much as fresh as... More 

Thank TravellingMarsupiae
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We spent the day driving from Vik to Hofn with a tour of the blue ice caves in between. We asked our tour guide where to eat and he said Pakkhus was hands down the best option and that as a local he goes there. I had the special of the day--the Ling served with potatoes and spiralized beets in... 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
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 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?