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Seafood, European, Scandinavian
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Reviewed October 9, 2021

Thanks to a blizzard, we ended up spending an extra two nights in Hólmavík and so we spent the days at this wonderful place as they have a sofa and lovely cheerful staff. We ate all our meals there plus elevenses and afternoon tea (well...it was snowing hard!). The food is superb! And yes, we did try it all ... Thanks Totla, Anna, and Jakob. Hope to see you all again one day.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 6, 2021

We decided to come back here a few days after visiting the museum for lunch and wasn’t disappointed. Probably above average prices for a village, but I guess they have the monopoly! I had Kjotsupa (my favourite) and it was about £12 for a bowl....It was gorgeous tho! Attentive staff, relaxed service, clean toilets on the ground floor and adjacent parking. Would recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 30, 2021 via mobile

Great seafood and meat soup! The kids loved the soup. We highly revommend it, especially after whale watching at Láki tours

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 14, 2021

We were driving through on our trip from Reykjavik to Isafjordur and we knew about the icelandic witchcraft and sorcery museum but had no idea that they would have food there. Both my friend and I had the seafood soup and it was one of...the best meals we had on our trip to iceland and certainly the best, most flavorful and perhaps most authentic (im not icelandic so i’m no authority on the subject) seafood soup we had on our whole trip. Absolutely would go back and still thinking about this soup wishing i knew how to make it! If you are near here its absolutely worth the stop!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed September 1, 2020

Restaurant Galdur is located inside the Sorcery and Witchcraft Museum in Hólmavík, and I stopped there for lunch on my way to Ísafjörður. I had the seafood soup with bread. Service was prompt, the portion was generous and the soup was tasty and filling. Next...time I'll also try dessert :-)More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 18, 2020 via mobile

Lamb steak was perfect, fish was very good too. I recommend this place, food is great. Place is not big, few tables only.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed October 21, 2019 via mobile

But, it is actually really good. The restaurant is open year-round and the profits support the museum of witchcraft and sorcery which is contained in the same building. Full of travellers, those in the know, know that this is the only place to buy food...for hours. Luckily, the soup is warm and hearty and reasonably priced. We appreciated the rest stop and the museum, to be rated in a separate review.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019

Our plans changed delightfully after our morning Whale Watching with Laki Tours and we walked down the dock to the Cafe below the Museum of Sorcery & Witchcraft. The weather was surprisingly sunny and beautiful so we sat outside at a picnic table. We ordered...Sorcerer's Met Soup which is Lamb stew, Seafood Soup, a vegetarian baked dish and Rhubarb cake with coffee and their specialty Icelandic Yarrow/Heather and Green Moss teas. I'm looking forward to visiting Hólmavik again during my stay at GilsfjördurArts.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2019

After our whale watching tour we walked over to Galdur, a party of 5 we had between us, the fish soup, the meat soup (lamb) and the vegetarian option. All were very pleased with our lunches, served outside and a warm day in September, We...had the most excellent rhubarb cake with moss tea afterward. Definitely recommend and will return.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 12, 2019

On a drizzle soaked, cold summer day, the lamb stew hit the spot. The staff was friendly and the adjoining museum worth a visit.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 17, 2019

Maybe not the best meal I’ve had in Iceland, but they stayed open and made sure that my wife and I, quite possibly their only customers for the evening, were fed. And entertained - the proprietress opened up the sorcery and witchcraft museum so my...wife and I could take the self guide tour while we waited for our meal. Another wonderful evening in Iceland. Takk!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

We had the fish soup and it was the best I’d had after 5 days in Iceland! Highly recommend. I’d wanted mussels since I’d seen that on others reviews, but they only had them in the soup this time of year. Was absolutely divine. A...creamy, semi sweet soup with celery, carrots, mussels, fish, etc. to die for.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

after stopping for gas in this village we decided to see if there was a place to eat. We stumbled upon the Restaurant Galdur and it's attached Icelandic Museum of Sorcery and Withcraft and being curious, decided to give it a try. What a wonderful...find. The place is small but cozy. The only part of the witch museum visible was a couple shelves of souvenirs, otherwise it looked like any other cafe. The food was delicious. My wife had a potato casserole, and I chose the seafood stew. Both dishes looked way too good for such a small, out of the way place!More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

This restaurant is attached to the Museum, and is a perfect spot for lunch if you've driven into Holmavik. Service is good, the folk all very friendly. The food is solid, very respectable for a small kitchen and casual setting. The lamb was possibly the...best we had in Iceland, and we had a lot! The local pasture is probably to credit, but the cooking preserved and enhanced the fine flavor.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Really good and big dishes and very nice service. Not a big menu, but everything cooked locally. We have tried labm steak, baked fish and seafood soup. BTW we wanted to share the soup so instead of two spoons (as we asked) they served us...two smaller soups and charged us for one.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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