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Hornafjörður is a blooming community close to the biggest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull in the south eastern part of Iceland. The district's most densely populated area is Höfn. In this region you are located at the base of Vatnajökull, and the scenery is breathtaking. Vatnajökull National Park, the largest national park in Europe, is situated in the community. In the last few decades tourism has grown enormously and has, in fact, become a major economic sector in the community. Diverse services are provided, including hotels, camping sites, restaurants, shops, swimming pools, golf courses, marked hiking trails and various museums, such as maritime museum, a stone collecton, two national park visitor centres and the centre of the great writer Þórbergur Þórðarson.

Höfn's growth in the 20th century from a small village to today's town was a result of the development of a relatively diverse fishing industry. The landed catch is now more varied than in other fishing towns, including high-value species such as the Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus), but a good part of the Icelandic lobster catch is landed at Höfn. In recent years the town has promoted lobster as a central part of its image, for instance with a "lobster festival" that is held each summer. Höfn actually means harbour, though repeated dredging has proved necessary to keep the entrance of the harbour safe from sand deposits.

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HOFN
GPS Points N64° 15' 29.050" W15° 12' 28.904"
Postal codes

780,781

Population

2089

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South East
Tour Operators
  • Kirkjubraut 55
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 866-2318
Hornafjörður Cultural Center
Museums
  • Litlabrú 2, Nýheimar
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 470-8050, 478-1500
Arnanes - Riding Tours
Farm Holidays
  • Árnanes
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-1550
Ice Cave Guides
Tour Operators
  • Jökulsárlón
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 866-3490
Arctic Guides
Tour Operators
  • Silfurbraut 21
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 863-9600
Iceguide
Tour Operators
  • Mánabraut 2
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 661-0900
Marina Travel
Tour Operators
  • Hólabraut 20
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 857-8726
Ferðafélag Austur-Skaftfellinga
Travel Agency
  • Hlíðartún 29
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 699-1424
HÖFN - LOCAL GUIDE
Tour Operators
  • Víkurbraut 4
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 864-4952
Must Visit Iceland ehf.
Tour Operators
  • Uppsalir 1
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 860-9996
Þröstur Þór Ágústsson
Tour Operators
  • Jökulsárlón
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 866-3490
Háfjall
Tour Operators
  • Dynjandi
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 894-4251
Glacier Trips
Tour Operators
  • Hafnarbraut 1
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 779-2919, 866-4042
Blue Iceland
Tour Operators
  • Reynivellir
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 694-1200

Others

Joklasel
Mountainhuts & Cabins
  • Jöklasel
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-1000, 894-3133
Hofn Inn
Guesthouses
  • Vesturbraut 3
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-1544
House by the glacier
Bed & Breakfast
  • Hrísbraut 2
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
Saudanes Tourist Service
Hostels
  • Sauðanes
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 893-5475
laekjarhus
Farm Holidays
  • Borgarhöfn 5
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 867-0493
Brekka Guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Lón
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 849-3589, 478-1716
Reynivellir II
Cottages
  • Reynivellir 2
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 846-0641, 478-1905
Dilksnes
Farm Holidays
  • Dilksnes
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-1920, 849-1920
Stafafell Travel Service
Guesthouses
  • Lón
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-1717
Arnanes - Riding Tours
Farm Holidays
  • Árnanes
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-1550
Skolabru 3
Bed & Breakfast
  • Skólabrú 3
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 845-4592
Hotel Edda Höfn
Hotels
  • Ránarslóð 3
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 444-4850
Dýhóll
Bed & Breakfast
  • Dýhóll
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
Nýpugarðar
Guesthouses
  • 893-1826
Guesthouse Seljavellir
Guesthouses
  • Seljavellir
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 845-5801
Skálafell
Guesthouses
  • Suðursveit
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-1041, 849-5454
Guesthouse Hvammur
Guesthouses
  • Ránarslóð 2
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-1503
H-17
Bed & Breakfast
  • Hæðagarður 17
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-2226, 846-5226
Bogaslóð 6
Bed & Breakfast
  • Bogaslóð 6
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
Höfn Hostel
Hostels
  • Hvannabraut 3
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-1736, 864-2159
Myllulaekur
Cottages
  • Myllulækur 12
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 570-8600
Guesthouse Hafnarnes
Guesthouses
  • Hafnarnes
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 426-7515, 844-6175
Hlíðartún 1
Bed & Breakfast
  • Hlíðartún 1
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
Solgerdi
Bed & Breakfast
  • Hafnarbraut 20
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
Dalbraut 8
Bed & Breakfast
  • Dalbraut 8
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 845-5730
Kálfafellstaður bed and breakfast
Farm Holidays
  • Kálfafellstaður
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-8881, 898-2427
Haukaberg Homestay
Bed & Breakfast
  • Hraunhóll 7
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
Sigurhæð Apartment
Bed & Breakfast
  • Bogaslóð 4
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-1952
GST Guesthoue
Bed & Breakfast
  • Bjarnahól 9
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
Guesthouse Stekkatún
Farm Holidays
  • Skálafell 2
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 474-1255
Aurora Inn
Hostels
  • Dalbraut 4
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 864-1847
Vagnsstaðir Hostel
Hostels
  • Suðursveit
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-1048, 892-7048
Milk Factory - guesthouse
Guesthouses
  • Dalbraut 2
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-8900
Smyrlabjörg country hotel
Hotels
  • Suðursveit
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-1074
Glacier Inn
Hostels
  • Silfurbraut 40
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
Wellah Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast
  • Hlíðartún 15
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 895-7927, 478-2174
Guesthouse Dyngja
Guesthouses
  • Hafnarbraut 1
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 841-0161
Guesthouse Birkifell
Farm Holidays
  • Birkifell
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-2171, 661-5943

Others

Arnanes Restaurant
Restaurants
  • Árnanes
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-1550
Guesthouse Seljavellir
Guesthouses
  • Seljavellir
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 845-5801
Pakk-hus restaurant
Restaurants
  • Krosseyjarvegur 3
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-2280
Joklasel
Mountainhuts & Cabins
  • Jöklasel
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-1000, 894-3133
Arnanes - Riding Tours
Farm Holidays
  • Árnanes
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-1550
Smyrlabjörg country hotel
Hotels
  • Suðursveit
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-1074

South Iceland

Towns & Villages

The south of Iceland has several towns and villages, each with its own style, charm and points of interest. Selfoss is the largest town and has a variety of shops, services, many restaurants and fast food places. Most towns are close to the main route, making them accessible and enjoyable.

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Map Höfn Kirkjubæjarklaustur Vík Vestmannaeyjar Hvolsvöllur Flúðir Laugarvatn Reykholt Laugarás Borg Brautarholt Hveragerði Árnes Selfoss Hella Stokkseyri Eyrarbakki Þykkvibær Þórlákshöfn