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“Nice but expensive”

Hverinn Kleppjarnsreykjum
Ranked #11 of 16 Restaurants in Borgarnes
Cuisines: Soups, Scandinavian, Cafe, European
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The restaurant´s name Hverinn is the Icelandic name for the hot spring and derives from the hot springs in the area which offers the heat for the agriculture at the farm and the swimming pool and the hot tub.Hverinn restaurant is an Icelandic home cuisine restaurant. We specialize in courses cooked from fresh ingredients of fish and meet straight from producers and organic vegetable, fruits and spices grown at the farm. We offer delicious meat and fish dishes and vegetable salads. There is also a wide range of, hamburgers, fries, sandwiches, pizzas, pastries and gourmet soups. The traditional Icelandic lamb meet soup and our famous vegetable soup ingredients arriving from vegetable grown at the farm are example of courses on our menu.At the restaurant there are a wine bar and a tourist shop selling basic necessities for travelers like dairy products, sanitary products, meat, candy, ice-cream etc. Also handcraft like jewelers and the traditional Icelandic wool sweaters and other products of the Icelandic wool all handmade in Iceland. We also sell Icelandic organic salves the brand Villimey, vegetables, fruits and herbs.The Hverinn camping offers 100 places for tents and campers including 60 with electricity. The area is peaceful and relaxing, family friendly with diverse recreation for all ages. Available service is WC, showers, washers, dryers, playground, outdoor barbecue, sludge disposal RV and a car wash. A swimming pool and a hot tub are 150 m away that uses the local hot spring Kleppjárnsreykjahver.In the neighborhood are good walking routes and famous pearls of nature like Deildartunguhver the biggest hot spring in Europe 180l/s, Hraunfossar where the water comes out from under the lava, Víðgelmir a famous cave with ice formations and lava stalactites and stalagmites. Bones and jewels from the year 1100 have been found inside. The cultural place Reykholt where the knowledge about the Nordic gods originates and Snorralaug the bath of Snorri Sturluson are nearby. There are also horse rentals and golf courses.
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“Nice but expensive”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Nice food but a little expensive. Maybe the prices are higher due to the fact that there are not many restaurants in the area.

  • Visited August 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Organic Farm to Table (and open late)”
Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

As this listing is brand new on TripAdvisor (so honored to be the first to review), we learned about it in a guide we picked up at the visitor center in Borgarnes. The description was spot on and exactly what we were looking for: "An Icelandic home cuisine restaurant. Meals are cooked with fresh ingredients straight from the producers and organic vegetables from the farm..."

We were thrilled that it was still open when we arrived as we tried 2 other restaurants in the area that were closed (we came in at 7:30pm). I had the seafood special of the day which came with soup, salad, bread and potatoes for only 2,490kr -- I think that even included coffee, but I was too full from dinner to have any! The soup was the house specialty, creamy with mixed vegetables and a bit of curry. Delicious. The haddock was baked in a sauce that complemented it very nicely (and I am typically not a fan of sauces on my fish). And the salad... I have never had one so fresh tasting (and then I found out all of the vegetables were picked that morning, no wonder).

But the best part of the meal was the 20+ minute conversation we had with the chef/owner afterwards. We learned so much about life & culture in Western Iceland. It was during this time that we also learned that he loves cooking fish the most so be sure to order it! This welcoming and generous host is truly an ambassador of the Borgarfjörður region and our experience there far exceeded anything we had in Reykjavik. Not only do we highly recommend this restaurant when you're in the area exploring Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, but we recommend stopping in as many of the small towns in Iceland as you can to truly get a taste of Icelandic culture.

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If you're having trouble finding it and have a GPS (our rented GPS had a hard time finding a lot of the business and place names we kept putting in), use these coordinates: N64 39.336 and W21 24.150. It has a red roof and looks like a mini market on the outside (there are pictures of food in the windows).

Visited June 2013
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Soffía J, marketing at Hverinn Kleppjarnsreykjum, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thank you for your visit. It was our pleasure serving you. We are very happy to hear about your great opinion of our Icelandic home cuisine and fresh vegetable and it was lovely having that conversation as well. We hope you had an enjoyable stay in Iceland and will visit us again in the future.

Best regards to Florida, hope to see you soon "or as we say in Iceland" Bestu kveðjur, sjáumst :)

Hverinn Kleppjárnsreykjum
Bragi Geir Gunnarsson
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