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At the Birthplace of the Icelandic Lobster Industry

– Rauða húsið

A voyage to Iceland would not be complete without a visit to the birthplace of the Icelandic lobster industry. Visitors will no doubt want to indulge in a feast of the finest Icelandic seafood at the Rauða húsið restaurant, located in the picturesque seaside village of Eyrarbakki. In this beautiful red house, waits the dining experience of a lifetime, served in a charming atmosphere surrounded by a rich and well-preserved history.

Eyrarbakki, once an important trading centre in Iceland, has evolved into a tranquil village of less than 600 inhabitants. Many of its houses were built in the early 1900’s and the village has maintained a turn-of-the-century, freewheeling charm and atmosphere. Rauða húsið takes this enchanting ambiance to new heights that will delight the palate with a taste of the bounty of the sea.

Lobster fishing in Iceland was born off the shores of Eyrarbakki in 1954. Icelanders were late to discover the various seafood delicacies. In fact it was not till the mid-20th century that the locals discovered that not only was the small Langoustine lobster edible, it was delicious!

Guests will appreciate the care taken to maintain the sense of history within the restaurant. The red house was originally built as a store by one of the women who pioneered in the area. The restaurant boasts beautiful original wooden floorboards and dates back to 1919. Those who arrive by at noon often choose a hearty bowl of langoustine soup or a light seafood salad in advance of venturing out for an active day. Those who choose an evening of indulgence can savour the Catch of the Day, which consists of three different seafood dishes prepared from the freshest ingredients available. Pair a bottle of fine wine with any of the menu’s offerings and cap it off with one of the Rauða húsið’s signature desserts. Serving a variety of delicious fish and meat dishes, guests will find the restaurant’s cuisine is a nice mixture of both international and Icelandic, but local ingredients are certainly the feature.

Take advantage of the enjoyable experience of walking around the village of Eyrarbakki before or after a hearty meal at the Rauða húsið. The walk could continue along the beautiful black beach only few minutes away from the village. What could top a relaxing stroll by the water after an exquisite dining experience?

Rauda husid • Búðarstíg 4 • Eyrarbakki. • Tel. 483 3330

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