Höfn Travel Guide

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    The fishing harbour
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Höfn Things to Do

  • The harbour

    Hofn this is a very little town of Iceland but they have a very nice harbor, walking around here in the evening is ideal if you like to have photos from the harbor Also one of the most important harbors for lobster fishing in Iceland and most of the restaurants in town serve lobster dishes as the local specialty

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  • Amphibian Boat Tours

    To view the whole thing up close to the glacial lagoon, take the "Amphibious vehicle ", tour runs a bit in the area around, and then dive into the lagoon and float During the ice floes there is a mysterious kind of serenity, the heavy ice blocks appear to move on the flow in the more slowlyLook like the ice dance , with some hard floes collide with...

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  • Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon

    It is so beautiful that it's really hard to describe in words, will be only few places in the world can view something like this even though this just a small glacier pool, setting in front of the lake while listen to the ice cracking and watch the block ice floating Fjallsarlon Breidarlon were slightly less spectacular but still worth a stop...

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  • Jokulsarlon

    On the Southwest coast of Iceland, is the largest glacier lake in the country, this famous location called Jokulsarlon (glacier lagoon) the lagoon covers an area of ​​slightly less than 20 square kilometers and is the deepest point about 248 meters deep (the deepest lake in Iceland) and is separated by an isthmus of the oceanSpectacular...

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  • Snowmobiling on Vatnajokull Glacier

    A fun ride to the top of the glacier on a road(dirt path) that offers great view of the valley ,the coastal plains leading to the ocean.The road (37 miles 60 kilometers) for super jeeps and 4 wheel drive only .Once on top of the mountain the view is great.It is a short walk to the glacier (5-10 minute) and the snowmobiles.All safety helmet and...

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  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

    A unique scenic 40 minute boat tour around the lagoon.The lagoon started forming in 1932 when the glacier receded and form a deep lagoon,the bottom of the glacier is about 600 feet deep and the lagoon about 150 feet and recedes on average of 300 feet per year.Parts of three films have make here,2 James Bonds and Tomb Raiders.The trip on the lagoon...

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  • Glacier Exhibition

    This is a very interesting exhibition I recommend all visitors. The aim "is to communicate knowledge in various ways about the country's nature as well as offering tourist interesting recreation all year round".- Fax: (+354) 470 80 51

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  • Visiting Jökulsarlón

    Without a doubt, Jökulsarlón is one of Iceland's most beautiful treasures. There are few places in the world when you can drive up to a glacial lagoon with great ease. My exposure to these lagoons is limited to just this one, but I can't imagine there are many more because there are so few glaciers left in the world, and most don't have roads...

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  • The Summit

    Ah....we made it! The views from the summit were outstanding. We could see the surrounding mountanous area, the brownish valleys below and a far off glimpse of the ocean. Unfortunately the clouds were rolling in and I could not get a clear picture of the view.

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  • Hiking in the snow

    At a little over the half way point we shut off our engines and continued to the summit by trudging through the snow. This was not too easy as the snow was knee deep and the temperatures were rising. I felt like I had too many layers of clothes on and was tempted to peel the outer snowsuit off.

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  • Vatnajokull Glacier

    Our first stop was a visit to Vatnajokull Glacier including snowmobiling to a mountain summit. This glacier is larger than all glaciers in Europe combined. Upon arrival we put on snowsuits over our clothes, helmets and rubber boots for the snowmobiling tour.

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  • Hoffellsjokull

    Hoffellsjokull Glacier is situate about 20 Km north of Hofn. It is a tongue of Vatnajokull Glacier. Is possible to go near the glacier following a gravel road that start on the Ring Road. Wonderful landscape and place!! :)

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  • Flàajokull

    Flàajokull is one of the tongue og Vatnajokull Glacier. Is possible to go very near to this glacier and you can find a river when you can see ice fall down into the water. Fantastic landscape.

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  • Vatnajokull

    Vatnajokull is the biggest glacier cap of Iceland and it is big 8400 Km2 and in some places it is thick more than 1 Km. From the main glacier cap there are many small glacier and all of them are very beautiful. The most "important" glacier that everybody know is the Skaftafellsjokull. There are two big valley glacier: Skeidararjokull and...

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  • Jokulsarlon

    Jokursalon is a must for people that travel between Skaftefell and Hofn. This lagoon is 190 meters deep and its dimensions are 5 Km fot 3 km lenght. In this lagoon you can see a lot of iceberg come from Breidamerkurjokull Glacier and the landscape that you can see is really an artic landscape. Infact it was choose for the setting of James Bond's...

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  • Heygotufoss

    Heygotufoss is the first waterfall that you meet when you leave the camping area toward Svartifoss. You can go very near and to see the water fall down

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  • Svartifoss

    Svartifoss is most beautifull waterfall of Skaftafell National Park where water fall down from columns of basalt. You can reach this waterfall following the path that start in the camping area and you need about 1 hours and half to go and come back, but worth going to see this waterfall!!!!!!

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  • Skaftafellsjokull

    From the Skaftafell Information Center you can follow a path and in about 1 hour you arrive to Skaftafelljokull Glacier. You can go so near can you can hear the ice fall down and the noise cause from its movement. You can see the blu ice whirte ice or black ice. You can arrive about 20 meters from the glaciers. In the last 50 yars the glacier come...

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Höfn Hotels

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  • Hotel Hofn

    Vikurbraut, Hornafjorour, Hofn, IS-780, Iceland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Youth Hostel Nyibaer

    It's a youth hostel and it's clean. No luxury rooms at all and with or without private facilities....

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  • Hotel Edda - Nesjaskoli

    Hofn, 781, Iceland

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Höfn Nightlife

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  • Nice food, but service without a smile

    Food excellent - really good and fast. Veggie options also. All at good value for money.Only downside was the service - the waitress who dealt with us did everything possible to be aloof - first time we encountered such a cold service in our entire visit here - possibly thought that as we were tourists we were second class citizens who would not...

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  • Kaffi/Café

    This nice place, although they also serve food, was my election for a drink after dinner. With a nice atmosphere, there is a room with comfortables sofas that make you feel like at home.- Fax: (+354) 478 26 01

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Höfn Transportation

  • By car is better

    The best way to explore Hofn region is by car. You can stop where do you want and to explore a lot of glacier that in a tour you'll not see. There is only a problem: the fuel is expensive!!!

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  • Air Iceland

    Air Iceland - Iceland domestic airline.20 seater plane. We were told you have to pre-booked way in advance, esp. during summer months. However, we were lucky this time!

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  • Ring road

    Bus Company Austurleid hf., offers daily tours from the park to the volcanic Laki area as well as the daily schedule.But I drove around the ring road.

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Höfn Local Customs

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo

    by Sharrie Updated Feb 18, 2003

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    Iceland is not just ice as you can see from this photo. In fact, there are lots of green everywhere.

    South Iceland

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Höfn What to Pack

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    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Photo Equipment: Lots & lots of films & memory sticks (or cards)!!!
    Digitals, SLRs, zoom lens, whatever... just get them here! Oh, don't forget the batteries as well. It's cold here, so lots of battery power are needed!

    Miscellaneous: MONEY!!! Iceland is the most expensive country I've ever been to! This 1 day excursion cost us almost US$300 per person, excluding food & accomodation!!!

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Höfn Off The Beaten Path

  • Lonsoraefi

    Lonsoraefi (that mean Desert of Lagoon) is a private Natural Reserve who its ownwer is the Statafell Farm. You can see wondeful landscape with mountains of riolite and its many paths allow you to walk for many days if you want. A beautiful place where you can relax!

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  • Sandur

    This vast desertic area is situate in the South-East cost of Iceland and it is call Sandur . This area is make by mud, sand and gravel that thanks the glacier they come there thanks to jokulhalp (glacier explosion) and to glacier river.

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  • Jokulsarlon!

    Jokulsarlon! Even though it was a very short cruise, 30 mins or so, the impression lasts a lifetime! Here, floating on the glacial lake are icebergs of blue, white & black in color (depending on air & ash content) against the backdrop of huge ice-cap & mountain peaks. It's unbelievably beautiful!

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  • General Info

    * Tourism OfficeHafnarbraut, 30(the same building as the Glacier Exhibition)- Tel.: (+354) 478 15 00* Internet:- www.hornafjordur.is (Islandic)- www.east.is/EastIceland/Destinations* E mail: tourinfo@hornafjordur.is

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  • Sights Around Hofn...

    Beautiful flower ! Beautiful plant !...Well, depends on how you look at it.This was taken on my 3rd day in Hofn at the bus station, before taking the bus to my next Icelandic journey...Egilsstadir. [please click]

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  • Sights Around Hofn...

    The population of Hofn is about 1600.It's not a big town. Hofn is also the last destination of buses from Reykjavik, on the 'Ring Road', travelling in the south of Iceland.The Ring Road is the main road to circle Iceland.Walked pass the football field, saw these 2 kids were still playing just outside their house !It was really in the middle of...

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