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Vogafjos Cowshed Cafe

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Vogafjosi, Lake Myvatn 660, Iceland
+354 464 4303
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You know what they say? Seize every opportunity and 'milk' it for all its worth! Okay, okay enough with the cow jokes. But I cannot be 'cow'ardly with this review. Okay seriously I'll stop. This restaurant was not what one expects when the host of the rather budget guest house your staying in recommends the 'cow-shed' down the road for... More 

Thank FerrisWheel_10
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had to convince my wife to go there, o boy, we were surprised! This place is so nice, with a view in to the cowshed, relaxed athmospere and nice staff. I have to mention the beer, Kaldi from the draft was unbelievably good. Everybody in the group were happy with their food, burgers, local bread, char, "hangikjöt", cake, homemade... More 

Thank Elmar A
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good was superb, simple as that. We shared the lamb and a burger and both were mouth wateringly amazing! Just superb!

Thank theniallc
Harlan, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Choose to sit at tables with a view of the cows in the milking parlor behind glass or the natural beauty of craters around Lake Myvatn. The food was authentic northern Iceland, delicious and served in very generous portions. Soup of the day included the local geyser bread*,moist and flavorful with fresh cream butter. The lamb shank was so tender... More 

Thank ccksmra
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Typical lunch price in Iceland, ranging from US $35 to 45.00 for the entree. The food was solid and the portion size was relatively large. The service was good. This is in only place opened for lunch in this area.

Thank FYL003
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Nice, comfortable and cozy restaurant, part of the Vogafjos Guesthouse (located at the other side of the road). Fresh food. My husband had the smoked lamb (smoked on the premises) and I had the amazing goulash soup. You can either have a beautiful outside view or watch their cows being milked at certain hours. There is glass between the restaurant... More 

Thank Silvia P
Granger, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We stopped here on our Lake Myvatn tour. The food was very good, mostly traditional Icelandic dishes.

Thank Joel R
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

After driving for hours through mountains full of snow from the Eastfjords, we arrived to Lake Myvtan hungry. It was late afternoon and we were worried not finding a restaurant open. Not to worry, Vogafjios Café is open all day. Restaurant is modern and inviting and service was fast. At this hour, we were able to take a table next... More 

Thank maiczm
Akureyri, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Good service. They use lot of food from locals and really give theyr soul in cooking. Myvatns-trout is really nice. A taste-sample of many diches is good. Of course as usually in icelandic restauranr the lamb is very good.

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Vogafjos is a farm, guesthouse and restaurant inside a cow shed. Some of the tables have views through a glass window to the cows in the barn. All of the food is produced from the farm including all the dairy products. We ordered pan fried arctic charr and lamb shank. Totally amazing, and with fresh baked bread and Icelandic butter,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vogafjosi, Lake Myvatn 660, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Northeast Region  >  Lake Myvatn
  • Phone Number: +354 464 4303

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