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Gamla Rif Café

Gamla Rif is a romantic cafe in the oldest house in Rif.

At Gamla Rif we offer quality fish-soup and bread, coffee from the Icelandic coffee roster Kaffitár and homemade cakes.

Open from 1 June - 31 August, between 12:00 and 20:00, seven days a week.

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Gamla Rif Café

Háarif 3

GPS Points N64° 55' 27.822" W23° 49' 9.528"
Telephone

+354 436-1001

Opening period 01/06 - 31/08
Service Public phone Open year round Horse riding Accessible for the phisically impared Conference facilities Smoking not allowed Wheel chair accessible with assistance Public lavatory Place of interest Place of interest Walking path View point with information dial Sleeping bag acc. Viewing point Hotel / guesthouse Coffe shop Restaurant Camping ground Trailer park Swimming pool Cooking facilities Internet access Washing machine Shower Stable area Golf course Bakery Art museum Library Credit cards accepted Bar
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