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Pakkhus Restaurant

$$ - $$$, Seafood, European
Krosseyjarvegur 3 | by the harbour, Hofn 780, Iceland
+354 478 2280
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“skyr” (60 reviews)
“lobster” (127 reviews)
“pork” (12 reviews)
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Scandinavian, Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Krosseyjarvegur 3 | by the harbour, Hofn 780, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday

Four of us visited Pakkhus after a long day of site seeing. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and is very relaxing. We had some dietary restrictions and the waitress and kitchen were very accommodating and understanding. The food was outstanding!! Fresh, presented well, and...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate there two nights in a row. Sampled langoustine soup, pizza - and langoustine! Great location (walking distance from where we stayed), attentive staff, and fantastic food. More on the high end of what we paid on the trip - but worth it...

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there without reservation and got a table easily, however I would recommend to book a table, as the restaurant was full soon after. We had the icelandic lobster and salmon. It was the first time for me to eat icelandic lobster (lobster in...More

Thank L0nelyTravel0r
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After we had positive impression of Icelandic seafood in Vik, we also eager to try anither Icelandic seafood restaurant and Pakhus is above our expectation. Fish & chips is huge and they fried the fish so good. Langoustine soup is also great. The ambiance is...More

Thank ucartech
Reviewed 4 days ago

Can definitely see why this restaurant is highly rated & difficult to get a table at (no reservations), as it's got a great ambiance & delicious food. Having tried/liked the horse at a previous restaurant, I also had it here & really enjoyed it. We...More

Thank Brett P
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were driving around Iceland in a camper van, and walked into town to enjoy a nice meal. Pakkhus was a great find, recommended by the girl at the campground reception desk. Before dinner, we each had a salad and the excellent bread they make...More

Thank MainePeg
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to taste local specialities, with a very nice atmosphere. We had grilled langoustine tails (fresh from the sea), local fish stew (actually it is not a soup, but it is fish meat, baked in oven with mashed potatoes and cheese and it tastes...More

Thank Karel1980
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is written up in all the reviews and travel information, and it was good! We didn't have a reservation, and were lucky to get the last table for 2 upstairs in the main dining room, which is lots of dark wood and beams....More

Thank janiceb11_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some people said it is no comparison to Maine lobster. I disagreed! The langoustine here is so fresh and tender that I want to go back to Iceland just to have another meal at Pakkhus! Initially we thought it is a little pricey, but it...More

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic lobster soup. The lobster was just fished by the boat we could see from our window! Maybe a bit expensive (like an average Icelandic restaurant), but totally worth it

Thank Danilo B
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Questions & Answers
25 May 2017|
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Response from Pakkhus R | Property representative |
Pakkhús does not take reservations. If the restaurant is full when you arrive there is a nice waiting area with a private bar and card games to kill the time.
23 September 2015|
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Response from PD_tripadviser | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. I would think so, but I personally would use the internet to find out for sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 16 - USD 41
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Krosseyjarvegur 3 | by the harbour, Hofn 780, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  East Region  >  Hofn
  • Phone Number: +354 478 2280
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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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