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Eldsto Art Cafe & Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Cafe, European
Austurvegur 2 | Highway, Hvolsvollur 860, Iceland
+354 482 1011
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lamb soup” (21 reviews)
“arctic char” (16 reviews)
“cakes” (13 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Scandinavian, Cafe, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Austurvegur 2 | Highway, Hvolsvollur 860, Iceland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Cappicino we love it
"Best cup of coffee we found in Iceland."
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2. lightly salted is so gooooood
"Delicious food - cod to die for!"
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3. Icelandic Lambsoup
"While driving the ring road, stop here for a meal!"
Meg C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I stayed 2 nights in Hvolsvoller, and were very pleased with our wonderful meal at Eldsto Art Cafe! I had the salted cod, which was amazing, and my husband had the chicken crusted with wasabi nuts - also delicious. The plating of...More

Thank kitegoddess
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped by this convenient and super cute little cafe/restaurant on our way back to Reykjavik after exploring Eyjafjnallajokull and the nearby glacier and waterfalls for the day. We were lucky to walk in a few minutes before a huge tour group and were seated...More

Thank teruki_neko
Gudlaug Helga I, Owner at Eldsto Art Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you so much and so glad you liked it Kind regards Helga

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Hvolsvollur for the night and randomly stopped here for dinner. By the time we were finished, the place was full! Cute on the inside, good service, and fun to look at the pottery for sale as well as the video about...More

Thank Cynthia M
Gudlaug I, Manager at Eldsto Art Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you . we are so glad you all liked it Be more then welcome to us again Kind Regards Elsa Lind

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on an impulse, so glad we did. The cafe is in an old house, so the tables are in several small rooms. Local pottery and artwork is for sale in each room. The excellent daily soup is all you can eat, with...More

Thank njjc
Gudlaug I, Manager at Eldsto Art Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you we are glad that you liked everything Kind Regards Staff Eldstó Elsa

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We both had soup with excellent bread - huge helping of lamb soup and a large salad. Food took a while to arrive, but it was quite busy. prices were reasonable.

Thank Marielle47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place so much we came back a second time. Service was the best we’ve had our entire trip! Worth a stop or two!

Thank Alicia D
Gudlaug I, Owner at Eldsto Art Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much, you are always welcome back Kind regards Helga

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lightly salted cod was a bit overcooked and it had very little salt taste. The rest of the family had lamb shanks and were very pleased with their meal

Thank Ingrid S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed a fresh salad and sweet potato fries. My friends has the cod dinner and lamb stew. The cod was good— note the batter is very heavy and they removed it and ate just the fish. The lamb stew was good. Very good service...More

Thank GoSeeDoNow
Gudlaug I, Owner at Eldsto Art Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you - so glad you enjoyed it Kind regards Helga

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Found this place by accident. What a wonderful surprise. Everything was fresh and full of flavor. Worth it. Try it

Thank Xavier N
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Like everything else in Iceland the food here isn’t cheap but the portions and quality were worth a visit to this cafe. The staff is very pleasant and the atmosphere is cozy.

Thank LilJNut
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Questions & Answers
Emily N
15 January 2015|
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Response from EldstoArtCafeG | Property representative |
Eldstó Art Café is now open from 11 am to 9 pm every day, but we will start open from 8 am - 10 pm June - end of August
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 58
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Austurvegur 2 | Highway, Hvolsvollur 860, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  South Region  >  Hvolsvollur
  • Phone Number: +354 482 1011
  • E-mail
Eldstó Art Café/Restaurant is an artistic place where all tableware is handmade on the premises by the owners G.Helga and Þór Sveinsson (Thor), potter. The coffee we serve is made of quality coffee beans and our cakes, bread and soups are local as well as our various small dishes. Icelandic lamb and fresh fish is on the menu and lettuce grown in the surrounding countryside. Having a delicious meal in our lovely Restaurant on your way to the south is an excellent idea. We have a special menu for groups.
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