The town of Höfn in the Hornafjörður peninsula prides itself on being, 'The Langoustine Capital of the North'. There are big signs everywhere that caught our eyes and our hungry stomachs' attention. We learned quickly that food in Iceland is very expensive, so we did a quick search for some affordable food, and we discovered Hafnarbúdin.
This precious diner served up some of the best food we had in Iceland. Their signature dish is a lobster baguette, so my sister had to get one. She did let me try it, and it was delicious. I was a bit skeptical of the lettuce, red peppers, and red onion; but they weren't overpowering or even that noticeable. The lobster is soaked in a garlic sauce, and it makes the entire sandwich.
John had the Raekju Dugga. A dugga is an Icelandic open-faced “boat” sandwich. John’s came with shrimp, ham, cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, and lettuce. I had the deep fried hotdog with cheese, fried onions, raw onions, and remoulade sauce. Both of our orders were more than satisfying, and the accompanying french fries were an item we all savored.
We had been told earlier in the trip to try Icelandic ice cream, and we had the opportunity here at Hafnarbúdin. We topped off our delicious meal with a cone of vanilla ice cream dipped in dark chocolate. Everything we ordered was delectable, and this diner was well worth the stop.