See you in the summer of 2024

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See you in the summer of 2024

Our Venue

Beituskúrinn has two inside rooms; both lined with timber and decorated with old world pieces that emphasize its rustic past. When the sun is shining, open the double doors and spread out onto the huge deck to hear the lapping waters of Norðfjörður under your feet. As it’s Iceland, the weather is less than reliable, so we can also arrange marquees that connect the outdoor and indoor spaces, protecting your event and equipment whatever the weather.

With its picturesque setting of mountain and ocean and the easy walk to local accommodation, Beituskúrinn is an ideal summer location for your wedding, meeting or to throw a concert.  

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In the 1800s Iceland bought many of its houses prefabricated from Norway, Beituskurinn is one of these. It arrived in the Eastern fjords 1890s and started its life as housing for one of the whaling stations. When the station closed the house was packed up and brought by sea to Neskaupstadur to start its next life on one the towns dock-piers. For the next 40 years the building housed 4 sailors over the summer fishing season, and barrels of salted cod – bacalao. I fishy scented home for sure.

In the late 30s the summer fishermen moved out and fishing equipment moved in. Workers would sit amongst the nets and floats, baiting fishing lines for the next trip to sea; hence the name Beituskurinn (baitshack). For the next 80 years the walls absorbed the smell of scales of fish, until 2016, when Hildibrand decided to build a bar.

Over the next year the family cleaned, repaired, and painted until, in the summer of 2017, they opened the doors to a transformed Beituskurinn, no longer a home of fishing tackle but a bar/restaurant. 

Now, on a sunny summer day, instead of baiting lines, you can sit on the deck with the waves lapping below you, watching whales breach less than 50 meters off shore. Dive off the pier and warm yourself with a warm meal and a blanket. Come for a concert, or just to share a quiet drink with friends. 


The service was perfect and great view

The service was perfect and the employees where very polite and nice! The food was also very good and the place had a great view, probably the beat view in town.

Beautyful landscape and very good fish!

A small house over the sea in the very east coast of Iceland. The views over the fjord are amazing and the fish is super tasty and really good cooked.

Best Pizza in Iceland (This Trip at Least)

We were staying across the street and thought we’d give it a try. We were the only tourists, which we liked, until almost 10pm. We ordered the pizza with proscuitto and it was perfectly cooked. We also shared the Plottfiskur and it was tasty. While waiting, we played cards and generally felt like locals….there was an upstairs which was very popular with the younger crowd, but we stayed downstairs at the picnic tables. Right on the fjord. Don’t miss this.

This was the best fish I have ever had!

Baitshack was recommended to us by our Air BnB host as it was one of the only ones open late. We ate on an outdoor dock, next to a beautiful fjord, with snow-capped mountains as the back-drop. We ordered pizza (for the teens) and my husband and I split a skillet dish that is made for 2-3 people. Two types of fish they caught off the dock that morning. All of it was good, but the fish was the best I have ever tasted. My husband and I ‘fought’ over the last piece!

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday:

2 PM to Midnight


2 PM to 2 AM


12 PM to 2 AM


12 PM to Midnight


Monday to Friday:

5 PM to 9 PM

Saturday and Sunday:

12 PM to 9 PM



+354 477 1950



Egilsbraut 26,
740 Neskaupstaður