The secret of the mountains…




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About Us

Family restaurant

Gamla fjósið / Old Cowhouse is a family restaurant located on the farm Hvassafell in south Iceland, just beneath the magnificent mountain Steinafjall and the famous volcanic glacier Eyjafjallajökull. . After the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 tourism increased significantly in the area. The family seized the opportunity and turned an old abandoned barn into a unique restaurant. .

Hvassafell is a cow farm with 70 grassfed dairy cows. . The bulls born on the farm are the key ingredients in the delicious menu of the restaurant. . The Old Cowhouse takes pride in offering excellent service and a delicious menu that consist of fresh, natural produce from the farm and surrounding areas..


Gamla fjósið


861 Hvolsvöllur

Phone: 487-7788


Opening hours:

11 – 21 every day