Our next stop on our Icelandic tour was in Höfn, where we enjoyed dinner at the upstairs restaurant in Hotel Höfn, Ósinn Restaurant. It appeared that the main floor restaurant was for walk-in customers and couples and families staying at the hotel, while the upstairs dining hall seemed to be for tours – during our dinner, we were one of three tours dining there!
We started with rolls and butter, which was followed by a very beautiful and tasty dinner. This was a layer of mashed potatoes, a large piece of skin-on salmon, a large scallop, and a small lobster-like langoustine. The plate also included a few cherry tomatoes, greens, and a lemon wedge (which I used for the salmon).
Everything about this meal was absolutely delicious – even the salmon which I don’t normally enjoy a lot cooked, was tender and flavourful. The langoustine was interesting- and tasted a lot like lobster – I just wish there were more of it! These are also referred to as a “Norway Lobster” or a “Dublin Bay prawn”
For dessert we had cake with apple, chocolate sauce (which tasted like commercially-made chocolate syrup like Hershey’s syrup for chocolate milk) and whipped cream (which I don’t think had sugar in it, but was nonetheless delicious).
Ósinn Restaurant, Hotel Höfn
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To finish off this post, I’m sharing some photos from Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, which is about an hour’s drive from the hotel. Huge chunks of ice break off the glacier, fall into the lagoon, and then flow into the ocean. We saw several seals, plus there were a number of somewhat aggressive and territorial Arctic Terns around too.. One of our tour-mates seemed to get a BIT too close..