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Staff trip to the lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir

The other day we went for a secret trip – nobody knew where we are going! We were told to bring a sturdy shoes, a sweater and be ready for an adventure! After not so long ride we arrived to a parking lot by the lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir.

From about one year the tunnel is accessible via guided tours only. I’ve been there twice 2 years ago exploring the tunnel all by myself and I was quite sure nothing is gonna surprise me this time! I could not be more wrong. I was there during the summer time, and during the winter the tunnel changes into a fairy tale with thousands of icicles! Add to this a great illumination and well-prepared guide who tell you everything you need to know about the place, and it no longer looks like a place where I’ve been before.

During the summer:

During the winter:

The Standard Lava Tunnel Tour lasts about an hour and the ticket is 6.400 kr. Visit their website to learn more: https://thelavatunnel.is/

If you plan exploring the lava tunnel during the summer (when you don’t need other equipment than a sturdy shoes and a flashlight), you may want to consider going to Arnarker cave, which is only 10 km from Raufarhólshellir and is free to visit.

Entrance to Arnarker cave:

Colours of Arnarker:

The lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir is located just 14 km from Hafið Bláa, and Arnarker – 20 km. If you are interested to see the beautiful icicles – hurry up, summer is coming!

We would be happy to tell you about other interesting places nearby when you visit us!

Easter special and opening hours

Looking to enjoy fresh seafood with stunning views over Easter?

Easter opening hours:

  • Maundy Thursday 29. March – 12:00-19:00
  • Good Friday 30. March – 12:00-21:00
  • Holy Saturday 31. March – 12:00-21:00
  • Easter Sunday 1. April – 12:00-21:00
  • Easter Monday 2. April – 12:00-19:00

Easter special:

  • Choice of main course:
    • Fresh local cod filet with sweet potato purée and salad
    • or
    • Chicken tomato pasta with Icelandic chicken breast and Parmesan cheese
  • Choice of our of our homemade cakes with fresh whipped cream for dessert
  • 3.600 kr

Our full menu is also available, including langoustine tails, beef tenderloin steak, vegan options, and more.

We look forward to welcoming you. Happy Easter!

Now open later

Dear guests, we are now open until 19:00 so you can enjoy the sunset over the ocean. Come and enjoy a delicious meal or cake and coffee as the sun sets over the black sand beach and the Blue Sea.

Wife’s Day Special this weekend

Celebrate Wife’s Day/Women’s Day with a special meal at Hafið Bláa.

Instead of Valentine’s Day, Icelanders have traditionally celebrated Husband’s Day (Bóndadagur) in January and Wife’s Day (Konudagur) in February. Konudagur is Sunday 18. February.

In addition to our normal menu, we are also offering a special prix fixe menu (set menu) all weekend long:

  • Seafood soup with locally-sources seafood and vegetables
  • Beef tenderloin steak with pepper sauce, served with sweet potatoes and salad
  • French chocolate cake with ice cream and berries
  • 6.900 kr per person

The offer lasts until 18. February 2018.

Reserve a table online or call us at +354 483-1000.

Spring opening hours

We are back from our winter break! Hafið Bláa is now open Thursday-Monday 12:00-18:00 (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

Outside these hours, we are open for groups. In summer, we are open every day until 21:00.

Weddings, Incentives, Special Events

Looking to wow at your next event?

Hafið Bláa offers a unique location for:

  • Gala dinners
  • VIP groups
  • Weddings
  • Special events

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At Hafið Bláa, we offer everything from standing receptions to buffet meals to multi-course gala dinners.

Enjoy stunning panoramic views with your meal—some say the best in Iceland!

Our menu focuses on fresh local ingredients, especially seafood, prepared to perfection. Guests also have access to the black sand beach for recreation, receptions, wedding ceremonies, team-building exercises, and more.

Hafið Bláa can accommodate up to 100 guests seated or 150 for a standing reception.

Two-course meals from 3.600 kr, three courses 5.800-8.800 kr. Contact us for coffee or meal buffet or canapé ideas and prices.

Our restaurant is located 40 minutes’ driving from Reykjavík, 50 minutes from the Blue Lagoon, and 15 minutes from Selfoss.

Contact us for more information or call +354 483-1000.

Closed for winter

Dear guests, Hafið Bláa is now closed for the winter. We will re-open on 15. February 2018.

The restaurant is open for special events, groups, and northern lights tours by special arrangement. Contact us if you would like to organize a visit.

Happy holidays!

Winter opening hours

On Thursday, our winter opening hours went into effect. The days are getting shorter, the darkness is coming sooner, and there are fewer hours in the day to enjoy our wonderful view. So we are closing earlier as well. We are open 12:30-18:00 Thursday-Monday, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We are, however, always open for groups and special events. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to eat or stop with a northern lights tour to offer coffee and baked goods to your guests.

New menu for spring!

Check out our new menu. In addition to our ever-popular Fish & Chips and Bacalao (salted cod), we’ve added traditional Icelandic Plokkfiskur and BBQ Baby Back Ribs in two sizes. We also have a selection of smurt brauð, or toasted bread with different toppings, perfect as a light dish or with coffee.

See our full menu.

Opening 23. February!

Dear guests, Hafið Bláa will be opening again on Thursday, 23. February. We will be open 5 days a week (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays), offering up fantastic views of the sea and volcanoes with your meal or coffee. Our specialties are seafood, including fish and langoustine/lobster, and homemade cakes. New in February, we are also offering BBQ ribs! We look forward to welcoming you.