Kaffi Hólar - Reception
Restaurant and Café

Opening hours Summer (June-July-August):

Mondays – Fridays : 08:00 – 21:00 (Breakfast – Lunch Buffet – A la Carte)

Breakfast by order : 08:00 – 10:00

Booking a table in advance is adviced.

groups (10+) by appointment (kitchen@visitholar.is or +354 662 4156)


Opening hours Winter (September-May):

Mondays – Fridays : 08:00 – 16:00 (Cafeteria style buffet – soup and bread)

Breakfast by order : 08:00 – 10:00

Evenings for groups (10+) by appointment only.


During opening hours, we always have hot coffee and a small selection of side dishes. we especially recommend trying the Oat Meal Tart called Guðmundur the Good Bishop. It´s got a story and It´s just fantastic!

local produce

Kaffi Hólar offers a variety of  gourmet dishes made from fresh produce from the local area, and reasonably priced to suit any traveller. 

Kaffi Hólar is located within the main building of the University, seating 55 people. It offers a breakfast, lunch buffet and a menu.

Try the arctic char or the lamb tenderloin, you’ll thank us later!

Or, if you have a taste for history, we have a delicious desert inspired by Guðmundur the Good, a 13th century bishop of Hólar who was renowned and reveered for his kindness and hospitality.



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