Opening Hours

Every Day 13:00 - 21:30
Closed Friday, 6th Dec (for a private function)

Our Rooms

Our guesthouse is on the upper floor of Eldstó Art Café. It consists of 5 clean and comfortable rooms, 2 shared bathrooms with showers and a shared dining room with a kitchenette (no stove, however).

The shared dining room/kitchenette can be observed on the photos below.  You can find a refrigerator, a microwave, an electric kettle, a coffee maker, a kitchen sink and all manner of kitchenware and utensils at your disposal.

A complimentary self service breakfast is available to all guests in the dining room. Enjoy our homemade bread as well as some crispbreads, jams, cheese, cereals, fruits, yoghurts and more!

Our POTTERy

The Artists

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Thor Sveinsson and G. Helga Ingadóttir are the proud owners of Eldstó Art Café. 

Thor Sveinsson is a potter and ceramic designer. He studied pottery in 1971 – ’75 under the tutelage of Gerhard Schwarz and Paul Martin. For years he prototyped for Glit and was a tutor of the craft at Reykjavik School of Arts.

G.Helga is a singer, painter and ceramic artist. She studied at The Reykjavik Academy of Vocal Arts, took visual arts classes at F.B. and had lessons with painter Gunnar Geir Kristjánsson.

Their handmade ceramics are glazed with Icelandic-derived materials, such as volcanic substances from Mount Hekla, as well as clay from Búðardalur. 

This video shows Thor throwing pottery on the wheel, Helga doing the artwork and the process of creating glazes infused with the volcanic materials of Iceland.

What our customers say

Reviewed April 20, 2019
Stopped here on our way back to Reykjavik airport rather than have a meal at the hotel. So glad we did. Very friendly welcome and really nice food. The lightly salted cod is gorgeous. Great place and highly recommend it.
Paul M
TripAdvisor

This was our first meal in Iceland and it did not disappoint. I had the salted cod with bacon which was delicious, the flavour combination was perfect. My fiancée had one of the burgers which was huge and juicy. One of our favourite meals in Iceland!

ErinB09
TripAdvisor

We stopped here on an impulse, so glad we did. The cafe is in an old house, so the tables are in several small rooms. Local pottery and artwork is for sale in each room. The excellent daily soup is all you can eat, with the best bread imaginable. The prices are average, for Iceland. There is free wifi, and in the building behind the cafe, a large craft market. Our waitress was very sweet and helpful.

NJJC, Canada
TripAdvisor

About Eldstó

Eldstó began as a pottery/ceramic workshop in a garage, some 20 years ago (1999). It has since grown, becoming all it was meant to be and much more and is now a small family owned and operated restaurant, café, ceramic art gallery and a guesthouse.

The air smells of food and coffee. The music hums in the background, the interior is softly colored and lit. Walls are decked with paintings by G Helga and shelves, showcasing Thor and Helga’s handcrafted pottery. The overall theme of ceramic art is everywhere, as was the founders’ vision in the beginning. 

In no other restaurant in Iceland can you have your drink in a handmade cup by the very family that runs it. Have a tea brewed in a handmade teapot, or an Icelandic craft beer in an Icelandic craft chalice. Indulge in the traditional dish of Icelandic lamb soup, locally sourced lamb in a locally handmade bowl