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In Iceland the Christmas Season has traditionally been centred around food. It is a time when people eat a lot of good food and, here in Iceland, meat has generally been a mainstay of people’s diets during this season. During recent years the development has been such that it is not just during the thirteen […]


Winter opening hours at Rauða Húsið begin 5 December. Mon-Thu: 17:00-21:00 Fri-Sat: 12:00-22:00 Sun: 12:00-21:00 December – Christmas and New Year’s We will host our traditional Skate and Stingray Buffet on 23 December at 12:00 and 18:00. The Beer Flood dance will be on Friday, 30 December. The Beer Band will play music to dance […]

Experience the history. Capture the silence. Savor the cuisine.

Rauða Húsið restuarant is a fine dining restaurant on Iceland’s south coast

We are best known for our melt-in-your mouth langoustine (locally-caught lobster) and fresh seafood, but we also proudly serve Icelandic lamb and horse tenderloin, along with excellent vegetarian dishes. But of course we also have a selection of decadent desserts, cocktails and local beers and a hand-picked wine list.

Rauða Húsið is one of the largest restaurants in South Iceland, with seating for up to 230 in four halls on three floors. We can provide full sit-down meals from one to four courses, or coffee, drinks, and refreshments for your conference, wedding, party, or other event.

Just 10 minutes from Selfoss and Highway 1, 45 minutes from downtown Reykjavík, and 45 minutes from the Blue Lagoon. In the wintertime, it’s a perfect spot for sighting the northern lights! With a charming setting and talented chefs, you will find a unique fine dining experience here in a countryside setting.

A taste of our menu

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