Northern lights are back!

We’re sorry to say goodbye to the 24-hour daylight. It’s been an incredibly beautiful summer here on the south coast, with plenty of warm, sunny days. But we’re excited about the return of the northern lights!

We will keep our summer opening hours of 12:00-21:00 through the end of September. Watch the sunset over the ocean as you enjoy your dinner and wait for the show to start.

Summer is coming

As the summer approaches, we are now open every day from 12:00-20:00. We have also updated our menu, bringing back our juicy, delicious Icelandic langoustine tails with garlic butter. Enjoy a delicious meal or afternoon coffee with the black sand beach, the crashing waves, and active bird life–any day of the week.

Easter at Hafið Bláa

Easter brunch and cake buffet

Saturday 20. April and Easter Sunday, 21. April

At Hafið Bláa we celebrate Easter with a special Easter Brunch and cake buffet. Enjoy the holiday in a unique environment with an incomparable view. Top off your meal with a stroll down the black sand beach.

Opening hours for the Easter holidays:

Maundy Thursday: 12:00-14:00 and 18:00-20:00
Good Friday: 12:00-20:00
Holy Saturday: 11:30-20:00
Easter Sunday: 11:30-20:00
Easter Monday: closed

Easter brunch


Price 3.490 kr
1.750 kr kids 6-12 years
free for kids 5 and under


  • Smoked salmon
  • Bacon
  • Ham
  • Sausages
  • Egg
  • Potatoes
  • Tomato salad
  • Vegetable soup of the day
  • Selection of fresh-baked bread
  • Select Icelandic cheese
  • Whipped skyr-butter
  • Homemade rhubarb jam
  • Kleinur
  • Icelandic pancakes
  • Meringue tart
  • Hjónabandssæla (marriage bliss cake)
  • Fruit
  • Skyr
  • Coffee, tea and juice

Cake buffet


Price 2.490 kr
1.250 kr kids 6-12
free for kids 5 and under

  • Bread tart with shimp
  • Chocolate layer cake
  • Kleinur
  • Icelandic crepes with whipped cream and rhubarb jam or with sugar
  • Meringue tart
  • Hjónabandssæla (marriage bliss cake)
  • Fruit
  • Skyr
  • Coffee, tea and juice


Buffet option

Easter brunchcake buffet


Sat 20. AprilSun 21. April, Easter Sunday


Confirmation and wedding season

The season of confirmations, weddings and private events is ahead of us! They may affect our opening hours, please call or message us before visiting Hafið Bláa on following days:

  • 04.04 Closed
  • 07.04 Open 17:00 – 20:00
  • 14.04 Open 17:00 – 20:00
  • 18.04 Open 17:00 – 20:00
  • 27.04 Open 12:00 – 14:00
  • 05.05 Open 17:00 – 20:00
  • 12.05 Open 18:00 – 20:00
  • 09.06 Open 12:00 – 13:00 & 18:00 – 20:00

The hours may be changed. Thank you for understanding!

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



Choice of dessert



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.