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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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Tour Operators
  • Uppsalir 1
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 860-9996
Arctic Guides
Tour Operators
  • Silfurbraut 21
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 863-9600
Marina Travel
Tour Operators
  • Hólabraut 20
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 857-8726
South East
Tour Operators
  • Kirkjubraut 55
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 866-2318
Blue Iceland
Tour Operators
  • Reynivellir
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 694-1200
Arnanes - Riding Tours
Farm Holidays
  • Árnanes
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 478-1550
Háfjall
Tour Operators
  • Dynjandi
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 894-4251
HÖFN - LOCAL GUIDE
Tour Operators
  • Víkurbraut 4
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 864-4952
Ice And Mountain Trips
Tour Operators
  • Vesturbraut 9
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 846-6315
Hornafjörður Cultural Center
Museums
  • Litlabrú 2, Nýheimar
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 470-8050, 478-1500
Þröstur Þór Ágústsson
Tour Operators
  • Jökulsárlón
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 866-3490
Glacier Trips
Tour Operators
  • Hafnarbraut 1
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 779-2919, 866-4042
Ice Cave Guides
Tour Operators
  • Jökulsárlón
  • 781 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 866-3490
Ferðafélag Austur-Skaftfellinga
Travel Agency
  • Hlíðartún 29
  • 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
  • 699-1424

Others

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

Others

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

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