Pakkhús Restaurant, Iceland
Lobster and sunsets in Iceland = a perfect night. Pakkhus is a seaside restaurant known for the langoustine and for good reason as they serve arguably the best langoustine in Iceland.
Right when we entered Hofn, we noticed the gorgeous sunset that was happening at the harbor.
It was truly breathtaking and serene, perfect setting before our lobster feast!
Pakkhus is a lively restaurant located near Höfn in the southeast part of Iceland by the harbor.When you come you’ll want to try their Vatnajökull beer which can only be had in restaurants in this region and it was uniquely flavorful. It had bitter hops with arctic thyme and glacier lagoon water with a crisp flavor that showcased the pristine pH levels in the water.We started with their Langoustine soup which was an exquisite savory starter. It was rich with flavor and bountiful pieces of langoustine.
Next, we ordered the langoustine pizza because it sounded like a perfect marriage and it was! Then we tried the two version of langoustine in the regular and the Langoustine baked in cream (300g). Both were tremendously meaty and seasoned to perfection. They come split in half so they easily pop out of their shells. The taste and plump meat is what separates Pakkhus from other langoustine restaurants. The langoustine in cream was very rich but I personally preferred the original version.We finished with the licorice creme brulee and Skyr volcano. Can’t go to Iceland and not try some of their renowned licorice. But, the Skyr volcano is a unique dessert and a can’t miss treat. The dessert is a creative homage to the geographical landscape of Iceland. What a beauty! What you get is a bed of Skyr yogurt with interesting elements such as freeze dried coffee to act as lava rocks and pop rock fruits. It is a testament to Iceland and its volatile terrain in one delicious dessert. The staff here are all very helpful and nice. You get a sense they really get along and are a close-knit unit akin to a family. It shows in how they make sure you feel welcome and have everything you need in your meal.We also really got a kick out of their lemon squeezers. They are shaped like fish and you put the wedge in the curvature of the fish body and out comes lemon juice. Really novel gadget. So much so that we asked if we could purchase one from them and they were so kind in accommodating our request!The cutest, friendliest kitty greeted us when we were enjoying the sunset!
Come right before sunset time and hop on over to Pakkhus for a delicious meal after!
Website: Pakkhús | Tripadvisor
Pakkhus on this night and, I’m certain on most nights, was completely filled. The dining experience completely merits the large number of diners who flock to this part of Iceland to experience the heights of langoustine. When you make your trip to Iceland, make sure you park it it Pakkhus.