The Red House

Rauða Húsið



countryside fine dining at its best


Step off the beaten path and step back in time. The restaurant is in a charming 100-year-old house in a historic village on the seaside, just 10 minutes from Selfoss and Highway 1 or 45 minutes from downtown Reykjavík or the Blue Lagoon.



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Experience the history. Capture the Silence. Savor the food.

The quiet village of Eyrarbakki, now home to about 550 people, was once the center of trade between Iceland and Denmark. Eyrarbakki reached its peak in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and many old houses, including Rauða Húsið and the church next-door, date back to this time.

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local delights

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from the birthplace of lobster fishing

Icelandic langoustine

The Icelandic lobster fishing industry was born in Eyrarbakki in 1954. Since then, the locals have been enjoying it in many forms, and it features in many of our dishes, from lobster soup to Surf & Turf. Of course, we also have a variety of other dishes, including fish, lamb, and vegetarian offerings, as well as sumptuous desserts.

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a special day

private events

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the perfect place to host your event

Catering & Events

With plenty of space over three floors, we are equipped to handle events of all sizes, from an intimate gathering of 10 to a gala for 200 people. We can offer everything from simple buffets to sit-down four-course meals.

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