Mon 10:00-21:00
Tue 10:0021:00
Wed 10:0021:00
Thu 10:0021:00
Fri 10:00-21:30
Sat 12:00-21:30
Sun 12:00-21:00

(Kitchen closes one hour earlier)

Be Most Welcome!

Café Menu

Soup of the Day

Soup of the Day 
Soup of the Day with homemade bread. Please ask your waiter


  • Slice of Cake  1.390-
    • Our homemade cakes vary in availability, but may include:
      • Apple cake 1.390-
      • Chocolate Cake 1.390-
      • Carrot Cake 1.390-
      • “Happy Marriage” Cake 1.390-
      • Lemon-Almond Cake 1.390-
      • Marble Cake 990-
      • And more!
    • All served with whipped cream!

Hot Drinks

  • Coffee or Tea  550-
  • Espresso  550-
  • Double espresso  620-
  • Espresso Macchiato  620-
  • Americano  670-
  • Caffé Latte  720-
  • Latte Macchiato  720-
  • Cappuccino  720-
  • Flat White  720-
  • Cortado  720-
  • Mochaccino  790-
  • Swiss Mocha  790-
  • Hot Chocolate  790-
  • Iced Coffee  790-
  • Irish Coffee  1.990-
  • + Extra Shot Espresso  150-
  • + Syrup  150-
  •  + Oat milk / + Soya milk  150-

Soda and Drinks

  • “Appelsín” Orange soda  490-
  • Pepsi / Pepsi Max  490-
  • 7up Free (sugarfree)  490-
  • Egils Kristall” Sparkling water  490-
  • Malt Extrakt” Sweet dark 0% beer  590-
  • Orange juice  450-
  • Apple juice  450-
  • “Kókómjólk” Chocolate milk  390-
  • Glass of milk  290-
  • Úlfrún 33cl. Session IPA 5.3%  1.390-
  • Sæmundur 33cl. Mango-PA 5.3%  1.390-


  • Egils Gull 50cl. Lager 4.7% – draft   1.490-
    • HAPPY HOUR  15-17 @ 1090-
  • Egils Gull 33cl. Lager 4.7% – draft  1.290-
    • HAPPY HOUR  15-17 @ 990-
  • Snorri 33cl. Icelandic Ale 5.3%  1.790-
  • Úlfur 33cl. IPA 5.9%  1.790-
  • Úlfur Úlfur 33cl. DIPA 9%  2.190-
  • Somersby Cider 33cl. 4.5%  1.390-
  • Bríó Alcohol Free Ale 33cl. 0%  690-

Red wine

By the glass (187.5 ml)

  • Piccini Rosso di Toscana  1.790-
    • Merlot, Sangiovese, Cab. Sauv. – Tuscany, Italy

By the bottle
(750 ml)

Masi – Brolo di Campofiorin Oro
Grape: Corvina, Oseleta, Rondinella
Region: Veneto, Italy
Aroma: Riped cherry, raisins, earthy
Smooth and Full bodied, semi-dry, mild acid and solid tannins. Cherry, raisins, spices, cacao. Lingering aftertaste of fruit and spice. Pairs well with pasta and lamb.
6.490 –

Chateau Liversan – Haut-Médoc
Grape: Merlot, Cab-Sauv, Petit Verdot
Region: Bordeaux, France
Aroma: Oak, plum, red berries
Medium bodied, dry tannins, acidic, ripe and dried fruits, red berries. Complex aftertaste. Pairs well with Lamb and Poultry.
7.490 –

White Wine

By the glass (187.5 ml)

  • Montalto Pinot Grigio  1.790-
    • Pinot Grigio – Sicily, Italy

By the bottle
(750 ml)

Casa Rojo – La Marimorena
Grape: Albariño
Region: Galicia, Spain
Aroma: Citrus, pears, mineral
Light bodied, a bit dry, crisp acidity, apples, pears, grapefruit. Hint of sweet aftertaste. Pairs well with seafood.

Domaine Laroche – Chablis Premier Cru
Grape: Chardonnay
Region: Chablis, France
Citrus, apples, mineral
Medium bodied, dry, fresh acid, apples, creamy notes. Lingering aftertaste. Pairs well with rich fish, cheese.


Group Menu

Contact us for options and price quotations!

Group Menu – The Local Lasagna (3 course)

Starter – Soup of the Day
Main – The Local Lasagna (see description in Menu)
Dessert – Choice of one dessert*
course5.690 – 
course: 4.690 –
course: 3.690 –

Group Menu – Fish-Stew (3 course)
Starter – Soup of the Day
Main – Traditional Icelandic Fish Stew; “Plokkfiskur”
Dessert – Choice of one dessert*
course5.590 – 
course: 4.590 –
course: 3.590 –

Group Menu – Lamb Soup (2 course)
Main – Traditional Icelandic Lamb Soup
Dessert – Choice of one dessert*
course4.290 – 
course: 3.290 –

*Available desserts are as follows

  • Homemade Apple cake with cream
  • Homemade Carrot cake with cream
  • Or a choice of available cakes on the spot: We have a constantly changing variety of delicious homemade cakes!
Filter coffee and/or tea is included with all group menu orders.

*Available desserts are as follows
(same choice applies to whole group):

  • Homemade Apple cake with cream
  • Homemade Carrot cake with cream
  • Mango tart with white chocolate and lemon cream
  • Chocolate and salty caramel cake with cream and wild berry sauce
  • Latte Macchiato dessert with vanilla cream
Filter coffee and/or tea is included with all group menu orders.

About the group menu

All prices listed are per person.

The group menu is mainly geared toward groups of 10 or above (but we can be flexible!).

Contact us a few days in advance, for best options and service.

All inquiries answered on

Long notice group menu options:

Group Menu Lamb (3 course)
Starter – Soup of the Day
Main – Slow cooked lamb shank, roasted potatoes and greens, served with mint-infused brown sauce.
Dessert – Choice of one dessert*
course: 6.900 –
course: 5.900 –
course: 4.900 –

Group Menu Salmon (3 course)
Starter – Soup of the Day
Main – Oven baked salmon with herb butter and a side of roasted potatoes and vegetables.
Dessert – Choice of one dessert*
3 course: 6.900 –
course: 5.900 –
1 course: 4.900 –

About the group menu

All prices listed are per person.

Contact us a few days in advance, for best options and service (especially with Lamb shank and Salmon).

The best short notice group options:
Soup of the day, Lamb Soup, Lasagna and Fish Stew.

All inquiries answered on

Our Pottery

The Gallery

Volcanic Glazes and Ceramic Art

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

We create all our pottery from raw materials in our own workshop, right here in Hvolsvöllur. Icelandic design AND production!

These unique ceramics are ONLY for sale in Eldstó Art Café! Why not give one of the most unique gifts in Iceland?

Come on over, sit down and have a coffee while you browse the shelves and enjoy the music. A singularly relaxing gift-shopping experience!

We also sell Giftcards!

The Artists

Thor Sveinsson is a potter and ceramic designer. He studied pottery in 1971 – ’75 under the tutelage of Gerhard Schwarz and Paul Martin, while also attending The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts. For years he prototyped for Glit and was a tutor of the craft at Reykjavik School of Visual 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.

Play Video

[ Thor Sveinsson & G. Helga Ingadóttir, proud owners of Eldstó Art Café ]

The 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. 

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.

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. No stove nor oven are available, however.

A complimentary self service breakfast is available to all guests in the dining room. Enjoy our homemade bread with a selection of toppings, cereals, yoghurts and more!

About Eldstó

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

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 vision in the beginning. 

In no other restaurant in Iceland is the drink, food and pottery all created “in house”! Enjoy 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!