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New lunch specials now at Hafið Bláa!

Try our new lunch specials available from 12:00 – 16:00 Thursday – Sunday. Two-course meal just 3.750 kr, three-course meal just 4.750 kr.


Choose your favorite option for each course to create your perfect meal.

Choice of starter

Creamy vegetable soup of the day with fresh-baked bread

Laugarás greenhouse leaf lettuce, crunchy bell peppers, feta cheese, and crispy croutons

Choice of main

Langoustine, mussels, fish, and vegetables with curry and cream, with fresh-baked bread

Víking beer-battered local fish and chips with tartar sauce

Parmesan-crusted chicken breast with potato wedges and garlic sauce

Gnocchi with sautéed vegetable medley, in spiced coconut cream sauce

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Choice of dessert

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Cake of the day with whipped cream and fruit

Ice cream with candy, Oreo cookies, caramel or strawberry sauce, and fruit

Brand-new menu

Come and try our new Catch of the Day, with crispy toasted bacon, sweet green peas, carrot-coffee purée, baby potatoes and Beurre Blanc sauce.

Or try one of our other new dishes, like Ástarpungar (‘Love Balls’), which are tasty little balls of fried dough, served warm with caramelized nuts and ice cream. Perfect with a nice cup of coffee. Check out our new menu and reserve a table. We look forward to welcoming you.

Come see our ‘Diamond beach’ and try our new menu

We have a brand-new menu that we are very excited about. We hope to see you soon! Top off your meal with a stroll down the beach. Because of the recent frost, there is plenty of ice glittering like scattered diamonds, including some big chunks.

Hafið Bláa re-opens 15. February. We will have limited opening hours in February from Friday-Sunday but should resume normal spring opening hours in March.

Our opening hours this week are:
Friday 15 February: 17:00-20:00
Saturday-Sunday: 12:00-20:00

Northern Lights at Hafið Bláa

It’s that time of year again! The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer. Visitors to Iceland in the winter are excited about the possibility of seeing the aurora borealis.

Located 40 minutes’ drive from Reykjavík, Hafið Bláa is surrounded by water (great for photographers!) and far from city lights. The restaurant is now closed for the season. For groups, we do open later with at least 1 hours’ notice. Contact us for details.

New opening hours

As the summer is almost over and the days are getting shorter, we changed our opening hours. From now on, we will be open 12-20 and closed Monday – Wednesday. If you’d like to come outside these hours with a group, feel free to contact us.

Thank you for this wonderful summer. We look forward to welcoming you again!

Top 10 most beautiful places in South Iceland

…located less then 100 km from Eyrarbakki, which are not the Golden Circle.

Eyrarbakki is a friendly village situated by the sea, not so far from Keflavík Airport, what makes it a great place to stay for a couple of days to explore the nature of Iceland! We would like to show you some places which are not that popular like the Golden Circle, but it makes them even more special and, of course, less crowded. They are perfect for a day trip from Eyrarbakki.

1. Waterfall Háifoss 96 km

The real beauty – Háifoss is the forth highest waterfall in Iceland, falling        122 m.

Our tip: Not everybody knows that you can see this waterfall also from the bottom, just follow the path downhill.

2. Geothermal area Krýsuvík 55 km

A very varied area where you can discover a lot of steaming volcanic vents and boiling hot springs, with a breathtaking and colorful surrounding area.

3. Krýsuvíkurberg Cliffs 53 km

A marvellous 15 km wide and 40 m high sea cliffs where you can see a thousands of seabirds.

Our tip: The cliffs are accessible by 4×4 vehicles but you can also park a car on a parking lot next to the road and walk there.

4. Reykjadalur Hot Springs 29 km

Reykjadalur is a spectacular valley in the mountains. To get to the hot spring you need to hike 3 km what takes about 45-60 minutes, but the bath in the hot river will definitely make it up to you.

The hot river in the middle of the night

Our tip: You can find the best temperature for you in the hot spring by going up, to get warmer water, or down the river, to get colder water.

Reykjadalur during the winter

5. Westman Islands 90 km to the ferry

A perfect place for hiking, climbing, and to see puffins! The ferry takes only about 30 minutes and costs 1 380 isk. Learn more about Westman Islands here.

Our tip: The best place to see puffins is Stórhöfði. If you are lucky you will get to see dolphins and seals as well!

6. Waterfalls Seljalandsfoss & Gljúfrabúi 82 km

Seljalandsfoss  is a very popular waterfall where a path leads you befind the waterfall, but we definitely recommend checking Gljúfrabúi as well, which is just 1 km from Seljalandsfoss.

7. Gunnuhver Hot Springs 90 km

Gunnuhver is an active geothermal area with a mud pools and steam vents on the southwest part of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Nearby you can see Reykjanes Lighthouse and Valahnúkamöl boulder ridge, is Valahnúkamöl boulder ridge, composed of 1-3 feet thick well rounded stones.

8. Raufarhólshellir and Arnarker Lava Tunnel

Learn more about those places from our blog post – Staff trip to Raufarhólshellir!

9. Brúarfoss Waterfall 65 km

Outstanding waterfall, called “Icelandic’s Bluest Waterfall”. Little gem hidden away provides a beautiful scenery every season.

Our tip: Follow down the river to discover a picturesque landscape and more waterfalls, like this one below!

10. Hafið Bláa restaurant 5 km

And last but not least – Hafið Bláa offers up spectacular panoramic views of the sea, mountain and the river. On a clear day you can see at least four active volcanoes, including Eyjafjallajökull and Hekla, and out to the Westman Islands. During the summer the restaurant is surrounded by lupine fields, and during the winter it’s a great spot to see the Northern Lights.

 

 

Now open daily!

The summer is finally here so starting today we are open from 12:00 to 21:00 every day! We prepared for you some surprises in the dessert menu so please stay in touch with us to see what we offer. You will find us on Facebook and Instagram.

We look forward to welcoming you. See you soon!

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.